In 2014 our goals were to increase the adoption and integration of ORCID in the university community, expand our international reach, and complete the first phase of the ORCID Registry feature set. How did we do?
- Visited 20 countries in 5 continents
- Hosted or co-organized workshops in New York, Hong Kong, Auckland, Tokyo, Chicago, Vienna, London, Amsterdam, Helsinki, and Canberra.
- Welcomed 85 new members, consortia in Spain and Denmark, and increasing by two-fold our university-sector members
- Assisted members in launching 116 new integrations across association, funding, publishing, research institution, and repository sectors of the community.
- Released seven major Registry updates: ability to link to funding activities; a new user interface with editing, bulk upload, and grouping of works; account delegation; a public API that supports authentication; support for 4 new languages, and more
- Issued our 1 millionth ORCID identifier!
A hearty thank you to our community, supporters, ambassadors, and partners for an amazing year!
What is coming in 2015? ORCID will continue to work on our international reach, offering workshops in more countries (starting with Spain and Saudi Arabia in January). We are announcing a new group member policy, to support a regionally-coordinated approach to ORCID implementation. We will be launching a member’s portal offering end-to-end implementation support. Also in our plans are improved resources and support for our Ambassador community, to enhance our community engagement. On the technical side, we’ll be improving our APIs and notifications, launching social and federated login protocols and support for RDF data consumption, and adding fields and protocols to support more work types (including peer review, software, and patents). We are looking forward to the launch of services by the community to support the updating of ORCID records with new publication and grant information. May 2015 be the year that the benefits of identifier-supported interoperability are clearly demonstrated!
We look forward to working with you and the research community in reaching these goals. Please contact us if you have any technical questions or would like to discuss options for a local workshop.
Happy New Year!