A Few Highlights From the 2018 RCID Annual Report From a Blog Post by Laure Haak, ORCID Executive Director:
- ORCID adoption. Not only did our five millionth researcher register for an iD during 2018 but, even more importantly, we saw a significant increase in the number of records with at least one connection to another identifier.
- Sustainability. Reaching financial sustainability has been a core ORCID goal since the start. We made substantial progress toward this in 2018, increasing our membership by 20% – we broke 1000! – and maintaining our 2Q 2019 breakeven forecast.
- Engaging with the community. During 2018 we focused especially on the funder community through our ORBIT (ORCID Reducing Burden and Improving Transparency) initiative. In December nine funders showed their support for ORCID by signing an open letter committing their organizations to implementing ORCID using our best practices.