Active Community Groups
Since our beginning, ORCID has interacted with our partners and engaged community in a variety of ways; whether we call it a task force, interest group, working group, steering committee or by another name.
Even before the unexpected challenges of COVID and our Executive Director transition, 2020 was deemed a year for ORCID to step back and regroup after achieving financial break-even. While ORCID has made tremendous progress on improvements to the foundational processes, systems, and services that ensure our continued success in future years, we know we’ve temporarily stepped back from the level of intensive community engagement we’ve had in the past. We are excited to re-engage in 2021, and invite you to check out our historical community groups in the meantime.
This page provides information on active groups through which our community can get involved with ORCID.
Product Interest Group
In September 2020, ORCID hosted our first Product Interest Group webinar, welcoming nearly 100 members and key partners from all over the world.
Twice a year, the Product Team welcome members of our community to discuss new and future functionality. The team are always open to listen to ideas and there is always space to ask questions.
Please see our events page to register for our next webinar to learn more about upcoming development and future plans.
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2021 Product: Our Progress to Date and Future Plans
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Funders Interest Group
Funders Interest Group
The Funders Interest group (FIG) is a bi-monthly meeting where key funders meet to discuss ORCID and how best to facilitate its use.
Funders Interest Group structure
Currently the Funder Interest Group (FIG) comprises 20 funder representatives from a range of funder types (e.g., small philanthropic, large national funder) and disciplinary foci (e.g., multidisciplinary, single- or sub-disciplinary focused), with a balanced geographical coverage. We are grateful to Paul Gemmill, UKRI Director for Reforming our Business and member of the ORCID Board, for agreeing to act as the inaugural chair of the FIG.
We are grateful to the FIG members listed to the right for their involvement in the inaugural year of FIG
Aims and focus
We recognize the unique challenges encountered by the funding sector. Unlike other groups, such as universities or publishers, there are fewer formal opportunities for collaborating. Funders have a complex set of stakeholder relationships and dependencies across research and policy fields. In addition, different subject disciplines, regulatory environments, geographical regions, and funder types (e.g., public or private) have resulted in a range of capabilities, workflows, and value propositions with respect to ORCID, and to persistent identifiers more generally.
While ORBIT was focused on investigations into funders’ needs and pathfinder ORCID implementations, with the FIG we hope to provide a space for formal collaboration to unfold, bringing a range of perspectives together to focus primarily on implementation: integrating ORCID into systems and processes, developing and communicating best practices, and guiding the development or adoption of policies related to ORCID and other persistent identifiers.
Are you a funder and want to get involved in this group? Reach out to Shawna Sadler, ORCID Engagement Manager, Outreach & Partnerships
FIG Members 2022/23
FIG Alumni 2022