January 19, 2022

Another Day Brings Another National Consortium Agreement for ORCID

Yesterday, we posted about a new national implementation of ORCID in 70 universities and research centers in Italy.

Today, news of a new arrangement that will offer ORCID, “to UK higher education institutions through a national consortium arrangement operated by Jisc.”

From Today’s ORCID Announcement:

The agreement, negotiated by Jisc Collections, will enable universities to benefit from reduced ORCID membership costs and enhanced technical support. This should accelerate adoption and provide a smoother path to ORCID integration for UK universities


More than 50 UK universities have expressed an interest in joining an ORCID consortium in 2015, with a further 22 saying they intend to join at a later stage.


Feedback from a recent pilot study with eight UK universities showed that organisations that have adopted ORCID expect to see measurable efficiency improvements within two years of implementation – especially in internal data quality, streamlining of publications management, and enhanced reporting to funders – with accrued benefits increasing steadily over the following three to four years.

The importance of this endeavor to research is also demonstrated by the increasing number of funders requesting ORCID identifiers on grant applications. The Wellcome Trust will make ORCID a mandatory requirement from August 2015, while both HEFCE and RCUK have shown high levels of support for the initiative.

See Also: New from JISC: “Institutional ORCID Implementation and Cost-Benefit Analysis Report” (May 18, 2015)

See Also: Persistent, Global Identity for Scientists via ORCID & ORCID Pilot Project Reports From the UK (February 24, 2015)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.