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ORCID

Open Researcher and Contributors ID provides a persistent digital identifier for researchers

Publishers

Several major publisher have already implemented ORCID into their workflows. At the manuscript submission stage authors are required to provide their ORCID identifyer. 

For a publisher this has a number of advantages:

Identifying authors

Embedding ORCID supports timely and complete attribution by automating the contributor-research linkage.

Simplifying manuscript submissions

System-to-system authentication provides the option to create a “trusted relationship” with a publisher, share information to speed the manuscript submission process, and automatically update their record with metadata on accepted manuscripts.

Improving author search

ORCID clearly links authors –and all their name variants—with their research works, improving the quality of author search results. ORCID identifiers can support disambiguation of authors and linking to external information.

Publishers already using ORCID include: Copernicus, Elsevier, Hindawi, Karger, Nature Publishing Group, Oxford University Press, PNAS, Springer, Taylor & Francis, Wiley-Blackwell, Wolters Kluwer Health

Funders

Funders can integrate ORCID identifiers into their research workflows, such as grant application processes and grant progress reporting protocols.

Combined with efforts by research organisations and publishers, embedding ORCID identifiers in critical funding workflows will make it possible to link a researcher’s contribution across their career.

Greater precision and transparency of funded research and associated outputs can improve information on global research and development resource flows, vital for funding agency gap analysis and strategy.

Funding agencies that have implemented ORCID (or planning to) are:

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Informatics, U.S. Department of Energy, Wellcome Trust

Internationally

More than 50 universities in the UK have expressed interest to join an ORCID consortium in 2015 operated by JISC after the successful JISC-ARMA ORCID Pilot Project.

Several organizations and funders in Australia (Universities Australia, Council of Australian Universities Librarians, Australasian Research Management Society, Australian Research Council and others) have developed an ORCID Consortium Model which was released for comment and expression of interest in August 2015.

Italy announced in June 2015 to implement ORCID on a national scale. 70 universities and 4 research centers will initially participate in a consortium.

In 2014 Denmark signed a consortium agreement with ORCID consisting of six universities, all university colleges and research institutions to integrate ORCID IDs across all local CRIS and national systems.

ORCID interface is available in several languages, Spanish, French, Korean, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Russian, Portuguese to name a few.