January 25, 2022

Discoverability: CHORUS Sign Memorandum of Understanding With ORCID

From a CHORUS Announcement:

CHORUS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ORCID to support discoverability in scholarly communications.


ORCID Executive Director Laurel Haak said, “Creating and supporting authoritative connections between researchers and their works, funding sources, and affiliations, is essential for delivering public access to scholarly content. Together, CHORUS and ORCID have an important contribution to make to the scholarly community, coordinating efforts to adopt identifiers and standards to manage access to and reporting of research outputs.”

Our plans include supporting simple and non-ambiguous links between researchers and funders by linking CHORUS article records to ORCID ID researcher records, building awareness of the ORCID registry among funding agency researchers and administrators, and encouraging the use of persistent identifiers for researchers and organizations to support public access to research works.

According to CHORUS Executive Director Howard Ratner, the two organizations will also engage in regular strategic conversations at the leadership level and explore coordinated communications.

About Gary Price

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.