Standards: ORCID Receives Grant from Sloan Foundation For Outreach and Tech Support Programs
From the ORCID Web Site:
ORCID announces a new project aimed at encouraging the adoption and integration of persistent researcher identifiers by research universities and scientific and social science professional associations. Funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, this project will provide external funding and personalized outreach and technical support to participating organizations. The goal of this program is to catalyze broader community adoption by standardizing and streamlining the ORCID identifier integration process, collecting and documenting use cases, developing open source code samples, and providing case studies of working integrations. The program will disseminate use cases and integration best practices through an Outreach meeting and CodeFest, to be held in Chicago in May 2014. Up to 10 grants of $15,000-$20,000 each are available. Proposals are due by August 31, 2013.
More information on the program and the RFP are available online.
“Universities and professional associations understand the value of ORCID, but they want working examples of integrations before committing resources to embedding the identifiers in local systems,” said Rebecca Bryant, ORCID’s Director of Community. While the Sloan-funded award focuses on organizations based in the United States, it complements an initiative at developing possible ORCID identifier implementation use cases being carried out by JISC in the United Kingdom.
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