The ORCID US Community is still thriving as we move through 2022 in our 5th year of operating at the national level as an ORCID consortium.  Please see below for a roundup of recent updates and important information from across the community. Past newsletters can be found in the ORCID US Community Blog. To contribute to future newsletters, please email Stay well!

Community Snapshot

  • Member institutions = 173 (As of June 1, 2022)
  • ORCID API system integrations = 241 integrations across 130 member institutions, through which:
    • 276,287 ORCID iDs have been connected with member organizations
    • 54,343 ORCID records have been updated with:
      • 28,401 affiliations
      • 1,294,724 works
      • 2,462 funding entries
      • 8,231 person identifiers
      • 3,982 websites
  • ORCID US Community discussion forum = 472 participants 
  • @USconsortium on Twitter = 454 followers 

ORCID US Community Awards

The ORCID US Community Awards encourage and provide recognition for participation, sharing, and achievements in the ORCID US Community. This year, we want to recognize and congratulate our colleagues who were nominated by their peers and contributed to our discussions throughout the year. We also would like to recognize our member organizations on their custom integrations this past year. 

Congratulations to our 2022 Award Recipients!

    • “Most Active” individual: Peter Mangiafico, Product Manager, Library Technology at Stanford University, with multiple postings and reads in the discussion forum. 
    • “Most Helpful” individual: Kelly Lockhart, Software Engineer at NASA Astrophysics Data System (Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian), nominated and recognized for their work in integrating NASA ADS with ORCID
      • Shout out to Amy Koshoffer at University of Cincinnati for sharing their work in integrating ORCID with their data systems.
      • Shout out to Christina Miskey at University of Nevada, Las Vegas for sharing and discussing their ORCID integrations.
      • Shout out to Jason Ronallo at North Carolina State University for sharing their knowledge and expertise of ORCID adoptions to other organizations.
      • Shout out to Yingting Zhang at Rutgers University for sharing their ORCID outreach work to the community.
      • Shout out to the Team at Stanford University for presenting and sharing their ORCID integrations at our “Writing to ORCID” community call.
  • Institutional Achievement:
    • Boise State University - Library-managed application to connect authenticated ORCID iDs with Boise State IDs
    • Denver Health and Hospital Authority - Internal application that allows DHHA researchers to connect their ORCID iD with the organization, display works, and build reports from ORCID works data
    • Drexel University - YAMZ metadata dictionary (allows for sign-in using ORCID)
    • Emory University - Central identity management integration to connect authenticated ORCID iDs with Emory IDs
    • Harvard Medical School - integration to display ORCID iDs in Salesforce profiles
    • Johns Hopkins University - integration with CRAEDL (Collaborative Research Administration Environment and Data Library) that collects authenticated ORCID iDs and write works to ORCID
    • New York University - integration with Local Contexts (displays authenticated ORCID iDs in user profiles)
    • Stanford University - CEDAR (Center for Expanded Data Annotation and Retrieval) (allows for sign-in using ORCID and displays authenticated ORCID iDs in user profiles)
    • University Corporation for Atmospheric Research - Climate Data Gateway at NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research) (allows for sign-in using ORCID)
    • University Corporation for Atmospheric Research - GeoScience Data Exchange at NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research) (allows for sign-in using ORCID)
    • University of Connecticut - NMR Box platform for biomolecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance software (allows for connecting authenticated ORCID iD to user profiles)
    • University of Florida - ORCID portal that allows UF researchers to connect their ORCID iD and send data from UF, such as grant funding information, to their ORCID record

What's Coming Up!: As we end this awards cycle, we will be making some changes to the awards categories and timing of the awards. Please take a look at our ORCID Community Awards - ORCID US Community for more information. 

Meet our LEADING Program Fellows!

We are pleased to share that the ORCID US Community will be partnering with the LEADING program (Library/Information Science (LIS) Education and Data Science Integrated Network Group), led by the Drexel University Metadata Research Center, from July-December 2022. We will be working with two data visualization fellows to show trends in researcher activity and assessment of ORCID adoption across the US based on publicly visible information in US researchers’ ORCID records, as well as provide guidance and documentation on how members of the ORCID US Community can use ORCID data to create their own visualizations.

Some initial ideas for questions that we could answer via ORCID data visualizations include:

  • What collaborations have taken place between researchers at US institutions?
  • What collaborations have taken place between researchers at US institutions and researchers at other institutions across the globe?
  • What are the most common keywords used on US-based researchers’ ORCID records?
  • What are the most prominent “migrations” of researchers between US-based institutions?

If you have ideas about other questions that you would be interested in seeing answered through this data visualization project, please let us know by filling out this brief form.

The two fellows we will be working with are:

  • Negeen Aghassibake (, Data Visualization Librarian, University of Washington Libraries. Negeen received her MSIS (2018) from the University of Texas at Austin. Her interests include inclusive data practices and accessible visualizations. Negeen is excited to be a part of the LEADING program and bring back what she learns to support library users at the University of Washington.
  • Olivia Given Castello (, Head of Business, Social Sciences, and Education, Temple University Libraries. Olivia holds an MLIS with a concentration in Digital Libraries from Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics and is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Geospatial Data Science at Temple University. Her research interests include user experience, research and data services, and data curation. She is excited to be part of the LEADING program and hopes to deepen her understanding of how data science can be applied in libraries to build access and connections that benefit library users.


In January 2021, the White House released a National Security Presidential Memorandum (NSPM-33) on United States Government-Supported Research and Development National Security Policy. NSPM-33 directs Federal agencies conducting and awarding research funds to establish policies related to use of Digital Persistent Identifiers (DPIs, also known as Persistent Identifiers (PIDs)) for researchers’ disclosure of information during funding application and reporting workflows, including but not limited to affiliations/employment, funding support, and positions. ORCID is the only DPI for individuals that meets the requirements stipulated in the NSPM-33 guidance. It is expected that all Federal agencies will begin to allow grant applicants to use ORCID for transferring disclosure information during the grant application process, and some agencies may choose to require that ORCID be used.

The ORCID US Community is keeping track of any developments on NSPM-33. We will provide updates as we hear them and compile and present relevant resources. From time-to-time, we will have community calls and conversations on NSPM-33 as it relates to ORCID. Register to attend our “ORCID & NSPM-33” webinar on July 21 to learn more about ORCID & NSPM-33 and what you can do to prepare.

Upcoming Events

Please consider attending our upcoming community calls, webinars, and other events. Visit our Events page for details and for future ORCID US Community events. 

June Community Call - What’s Next?

  • When: Thurs. June 16, 2022 @ 2-3pm Eastern/ 1-2pm Central/ 12-1pm Mountain/ 11am-12pm Pacific
  • Register to attend
  • On this call, we will discuss the topic of "What's Next?" The ORCID US Community has several resources for organizations that are just getting started with ORCID adoption, but for the organizations that already have ORCID API integrations and researcher adoption of ORCID iDs, what are the next steps for getting the most value from ORCID?

July Community Call - ROR (Research Organization Registry) and ORCID

  • When: Tues. July 12, 2022 @ 12-1pm Eastern/ 11am-12pm Central/ 10-11am Mountain/ 9-10am Pacific
  • Register to attend
  • ORCID recently announced that the Research Organization Registry (ROR) has been added to the ORCID Registry as a disambiguated Organization ID. ROR can now be used with the ORCID API and the ORCID Affiliation Manager tool to add affiliations to the ORCID registry, and ROR is also now the default organization ID provider for all affiliations that are added to ORCID records manually by individual users. Join the call to learn more!

Webinar: ORCID & NSPM-33

  • When: Thurs. July 21, 2022 @ 12-1:30pm Eastern/ 11am-12:30pm Central/ 10-11:30am Mountain/ 9-10:30am Pacific
  • Register to attend
  • Join us for a webinar on ORCID & NSPM-33 (National Security Presidential Memo 33). We will cover an overview of NSPM-33 as it applies to ORCID, recommended actions items for how organizations can prepare to help researchers meet potential NSPM-33 policies related to ORCID, and we will hear a case study from the University of Florida, where the research office (UF Research) has built a custom ORCID API integration that allows researchers to connect their ORCID iD with University of Florida and have UF data written to their ORCID records. We will have plenty of time for discussion and questions at the end of the session. See you there!

August Community Call - Getting Started with ORCID 

  • When: August 2022 (Day/Time: TBD)
  • Are you thinking of integrating with ORCID? Do you know where to start? What do you need to get the most from your ORCID membership at your institution? We are putting together a Community Call on “Getting Started with ORCID” for August 2022. If you would like to attend, please let us know the best days/times that you are available. We will try to find the best day/time for all. 

New Community Resources 

ORCID US Community resources can be found on our Community Resources page and our Technical Support page. New resources include:

Random “Coffee Breaks”

Since we have not been able to run into each other randomly at conferences and other in-person events lately, the ORCID US Community is now organizing “coffee breaks” for any community members who are interested in being randomly grouped with others to talk about ORCID and get to know each other throughout the year. If you would like to participate, please see the details and sign up

Membership Updates 

As of June 1, 2022 the ORCID US Community has reached 173 members (and growing) as the largest ORCID consortium in the world. Learn more about other ORCID consortia across the globe.

New Members since January 2022: 

  • Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 
  • California State University Office of the Chancellor
  • California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona  
  • California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo  
  • California State University, Bakersfield 
  • California State University, Channel Islands
  • California State University, Fresno 
  • California State University, Fullerton 
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • California State University, Los Angeles 
  • California State University, Sacramento 
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • OCLC, Inc. 
  • San Diego State University 
  • San Francisco State University 
  • San Jose State University
  • Swarthmore College 
  • University of Miami
  • University of Arkansas 
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington 

Recommended Reading

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