Regional Consortia allow organizations from multiple countries to join ORCID under one regional consortium ‘umbrella.’
In the eight years since the first ORCID consortium was established, we have learned that not all countries have the resources to take advantage of our current national consortium program, creating gaps of adoption. The Regional Consortia option is designed to grow adoption of ORCID in under-represented regions where there may be insufficient capacity or too few organizations to support a national consortium.
The benefits of belonging to an ORCID consortium stem from strength in numbers. ORCID consortia form communities of practice that share knowledge and pool resources in a cost effective way to help accelerate integration into organizational systems so you can maximize the reach of data into researcher records and across the research ecosystem.
Conditions of Regional Consortium
Regional Consortium must meet the following conditions:
- The consortium lead may be based in any country, regardless of its World Bank classification, as long as the members are higher education institutes, non-profit organizations, or government research and funding agencies from countries that include Low-, Lower-Middle, and Upper-Middle income countries.
- Within a Regional Consortium, a maximum of 85% of the consortium members may be based in a single country.
- A Regional Consortium needs to include organizations from a minimum of three countries from within the defined region.
- A Regional Consortium should consist of at least five members during the initial formation year, and no less than 10 members from the second year onwards.
- Organizations in a geographical area subject to the sovereignty, control, or jurisdiction of a different state may choose the consortium option that aligns best with their strategy (e.g. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or French Overseas Territories.)
- In the event of changes to the consortium that result in not adhering to any of the above points, there will be a one-year grace period to meet the requirements again.