May 28, 2022

Now Available: A New Section of the ORCID Record “Research Resources”

From an ORCID Blog Post by Alainna Wrigley:

2018-11-02_12-41-53Earlier this year we announced a new data model to acknowledge research resource use on ORCID records. Now with the launch of the first release candidate of our API 3.0, we introduce a new section to the ORCID record: research resources.

Research resources are specialist resources used for research purposes, and can include anything from research facilities housing specialized equipment (laboratories, observatories, ships, etc.) to digital repositories; and from museums and galleries to field stations that house physical collections. Identifying which resources were used to create research findings improves research rigor and reporting, and increases transparency.




Our User Facilities and Publications Working Group defined two pilot projects: one for resource hosts to adopt ORCID iDs and other persistent identifiers into their resource proposal and award processes; and one for publishers to integrate award and resource identifiers into the publishing process. Connecting resources to ORCID records is a key part of the first pilot project.

We invite members of the ORCID community to test the research resources workflow as a part of our pilot group. Let us know your interest by completing
our online form and our team will follow up.

Learn More, Read the Complete Blog Post

See Also: ORCID for Research Resources

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