May 28, 2022

Article: Persistent, Global Identity for Scientists via ORCID & ORCID Pilot Project Reports From the UK

Here’s a recently posted full text article (13 pages; PDF) about ORCID that might be of interest to some infoDOCKET readers.

Below the article is a link to the final report of the JISC-ARMA-ORCID Pilot Project along with project reports from two UK universities.


Persistent, Global Identity for Scientists via ORCID


August E. Evrard
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI & Institut d’Astrophysique, Paris, France
ORCID Ambassador

Christopher Erdmann
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
ORCID Ambassador

Jane Holmquist
Princeton University Library
ORCID Ambassador

James Damon
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Dianne Dietrich
Cornell University Library


via arXiv (February 22, 2015)

From the Article

Scientists have an inherent interest in claiming their contributions to the scholarly record, but the fragmented state of identity management across the landscape of astronomy, physics, and other elds makes highlighting the contributions of any single individual a formidable and often frustratingly complex task.

The problem is exacerbated by the expanding variety of academic research products and the growing footprints of large collaborations and interdisciplinary teams. In this essay, we outline the benefits of a unique scholarly identifier with persistent value on a global scale and we review astronomy and physics engagement with the Open Researcher and Contributor iD (ORCID) service as a solution.

Direct to Full Text Article

ORCID Project Reports from the UK

Jisc – ARMA Pilot Project Final Report by LJ's infoDOCKET

Imperial College ORCID Project Report by LJ's infoDOCKET

University of Southampton ORCID Summary Report by LJ's infoDOCKET

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