January 22, 2022

ORCID’s “Trust Program” Officially Launches

From Today’s ORCID Announcement:

2016-10-24_13-58-34We are excited to announce the public launch of the ORCID Trust Program. Earlier this year we engaged privacy and data security experts to help us review and refine the practices and policies underpinning the trustworthiness of ORCID.


Throughout this process, the working group acknowledged the extensive work we had already done. Our focus on researcher control has always been a central principle of ORCID. Our privacy and dispute policies remain critical in communicating our values in data ownership and integrity. And, our attention to ensuring the persistence of ORCID iDs  is a key component in community adoption.

[The] Trust program [is] a comprehensive consideration of our practices and policies that support the trustworthiness of ORCID. We have organized the program into four broad areas:

  • Individual control – Our tools and services provide you control over your registration, what is connected to your iD, and who can access your information. We provide system security and protection to ensure that user control is maintained.
  • Reliable registry – We understand that dependability, availability, security, and durability are required of the systems and services we provide for you and the organizations you work with in the research community.
  • Community accountability – We make ourselves accountable to all who use and support ORCID activities through our non-profit status, our membership-based sustainability model, community governance, and data dispute procedures.
  • Information integrity – We work with the community to enable high-fidelity connections between individuals and their contributions and affiliations. We have developed processes and tools for creating, managing, and interpreting ORCID Registry information.

Working Group Members

  • Richard Ikeda (Chair)
  • Alan Barcroft, NIHR
  • Andrew Cormack, Jisc-JANET
  • Leif Johansson, SUNET
  • Yinghao Ma, American Chemical Society
  • Chris Phillips, CANARIE
  • Nick Roy, Internet2
  • Bob Rudis
  • Terry Smith, AAF
  • Kaliya Young

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