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ORCID: ORCID Implementation

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

ORCID and publishers

Several major publishers have already implemented ORCID at manuscript submission stage, whereby authors are often now required or able to provide their ORCID identifier. 

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. 

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

ORCID and 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

ORCID internationally

Several organisations 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 centres 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.

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