I am delighted to announce that ORCID has been awarded further funding by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. This 18-month, $1.84M award follows our initial $3M award from the Helmsley Charitable Trust. It allows us to leverage the progress we have made engaging the community and increasing ORCID adoption and use over the last 18 months, and also to ensure that our technical offering scales appropriately as we grow.
Thanks to the generous Phase II funding from the Helmsley Charitable Trust, we will shortly be initiating our ReSPECT project, which targets three key areas of our operations: Reliability, Security, and Privacy; Engagement and Sustainability; and Communications and Training.
Laure Haak’s blog pos also includes some updated data about ORCID adoption and usage including:
- Over the last year, ORCID membership has grown dramatically and now stands at over 550 members globally.
- Over 2.6 million researchers now have an ORCID iD, and over 7 million papers and datasets are connected to iDs in the ORCID registry and in databases such as Web of Science, Scopus, and Europe PubMed Central.
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