24 Feb, 2023
We have just finished some new releases for the ORCID Registry and the Member Portal. Take a look at all the new upgrades and fixes we have in store.
In the ORCID Registry, we continued to make great progress with our ongoing accessibility improvements. Recent updates include full translations for accessible form field labels and supporting copy in all of the core forms in the registry.
We also made a fix that prevents ORCID Inbox notifications being sent to users when a member has pushed an update to their record but without any changes to the existing content. This will reduce the amount of user confusion, as well as ensure that any notification that comes from ORCID is useful to record holders.
Because we have over 16 million records, we required a new block of identifiers. ISNI, the organization ORCID coordinates with to release the 16-digit unique identifiers, has released a new range reserved for ORCID defined between 0009-0000-0000-0000 and 0009-0010-0000-0000.
The new in-record guidance we’ve added to the registry—including the Welcome Panels that guide users to verify their email and add an affiliation or a work—are now also in Portuguese and Spanish, as well as English. The language is shown based on the user browser language
We added a user survey, which will help us continue to get useful feedback from our community.
Lastly, we ran routine maintenance and made some bug fixes.
In the Member Portal, we made improvements to sending notifications to researchers through Affiliation Manager that include the addition of a schedule with sending notifications immediately when the process has been run, then 7 and 30 days after if the researcher has not granted permission. Additionally, members can select the language from the list of supported languages that they want the notifications to be sent in.
We also tweaked the inbox notification to make it clearer to researchers what benefits they will gain once they grant permission to their organization.
Lastly, we added missing translations and ran routine maintenance so everything will run smoothly.