What a year! In 2013, ORCID moved from a demonstrator to a stable system used by close to half a million researchers. During the year, a number of integrations were launched that supported the visibility and adoption of ORCID identifiers by the community, including association with external identifiers including ResearcherID and Scopus; embedding in many manuscript submission systems, discussions about national adoption, the collection of ORCID iDs by research funders, the creation of ORCID records by universities, embedding in data and publication repositories, and collection and display of ORCID identifiers by external systems. ORCID closed the year with over 460,000 registrants and 111 organizational members, a 10-fold increase over 2012. We have users in every country and territory, and members on every continent. Some highlights from the year:
- January: Enabled faster site updates, improved developer testing Sandbox, shared our development schedule
- February: Released ORCID code under MIT-style open source license
- March: Added support to link ORCID record with multiple email addresses
- April: Implemented Google Analytics event tracking to support premium member reporting; enhanced technical documentation to support multiple integrator perspectives
- May: Launched Webhooks and premium member reports and hosted our first CodeFest
- June: ORCID hosts its first booths at EGU and ESHG; announced the Sloan-funded Adoption and Integration program
- July: Launched the ORCID Ambassador program
- August: Launched site in 4 new languages, welcomed our 250,000th registrant
- September: Announced A&I awardees
- October: Celebrated the 1-year anniversary of the ORCID Registry; posted the first annual public data file; universities started creating ORCID records
- November: Signed on our 100th member; welcomed our 400,000th registrant.
- December: Launched affiliation module
What to expect in 2014? Professional societies are beginning to integrate ORCID identifiers in membership and meetings systems. There are ongoing conversations about supporting acknowledgement of peer review service. ORCID is working through requirements for third-party assertions on claims in the ORCID Registry. Look for an ORCID booth or presentation at several events. See our events page for information on our May Outreach meeting focused on university integration, and our November Outreach meeting in Japan. We’ll also be visiting members and interested organizations in southest Asia in October. We will make the Registry available in more languages (Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian) and continue to expand our Ambassador program. And, we will continue to work with the community through ORCID steering groups and partnerships with other organizations.
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