January 22, 2022

New Report From Project THOR: “Services that Support Claiming of Datasets in Multiple Workflows

From an Introductory Blog Post:

2017-02-13_12-50-53Researchers demand credit for the work that they do. While there are well established practices and services in place to give credit for traditional publications, these are sorely lacking for the full range of research artefacts, including data and software.

THOR partners have been busy developing data claiming services.


The report [linked below] summarises progress on facilitating researchers and other contributors to associate research artefacts with their ORCID record, a process known as claiming. The dataset claiming process involves creating, maintaining, and sharing information about the relationship between researchers and datasets.

We describe our experience implementing claiming workflows at five organisations, identifying some of the shared challenges as well as the unique issues each organisation faced developing and successfully deploying the claiming process into a live operational production system.

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Services that Support Claiming of Datasets in Multiple Workflows


Guilherme de Mello

Florian Graef

Markus Stocker

Uwe Schindler

Robin Dasler

Johanna McEntyre

Kristian Garza

Sünje Dallmeier-Tiessen


Project THOR (via Zenodo)
February 13, 2017
doi: 10.5281/zenodo.290649


This report summarises progress on enabling researchers and other contributors to associate datasets with their ORCID record. This is an important advance in enabling unambiguous attribution and credit for research. We describe requirements, results, and challenges informed by implementations in the life sciences, earth and environmental sciences, and high-energy physics.

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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.