ORCID works with a variety of partners to promote the use, knowledge, and benefits of persistent identifiers with the ultimate goal of reducing administrative burden for researchers and helping organizations understand the impact of the research they facilitate or fund.
ORCID is part of a larger community effort to create interoperable research infrastructures through adoption and use of trusted persistent identifiers and standard vocabularies, record formats and authentication methods to promote data quality in the collection, management, exchange and aggregation of research information.
- ASREN: ASREN & ORCID agree to dialog and cooperation towards building awareness and use of ORCID iDs in the affiliated Arab States.
- ASEP: ASEP and ORCID share the common goal of encouraging editors and publishers to use ORCID in their publishing workflows, to adopt identifiers and standards to manage access to and dissemination of research outputs.
- euroCRIS: ORCID metadata structure is consistent with EuroCRIS CERIF ontologies, and CERIF includes a field to store an ORCID identifier.
- Ministry of Education of Science of Ukraine: agree to work towards increasing ORCID iD awareness and adoption of ORCID’s APIs amongst the research community of the Ukraine.
- Research Data Alliance: ORCID is participating as a member of the RDA Organizational Advisory Board, on the Persistent Identifier Interest Group, and on the Federated Identity Interest Group.
- Seamless Access Beta Service: ORCID collaborates with The Coalition for Seamless Access to foster a seamless experience when using scholarly collaboration tools, information resources, and shared research infrastructure.
In addition, ORCID was a participant in the ODIN Project, the ORCID and DataCite Interoperability Network, a two-year project that started in September 2012, funded by the European Commission’s ‘Coordination and Support Action’ under the FP7 programme. Our ODIN partners are innovators in science, information science and the publishing industry and include CERN, the British Library, DataCite, Dryad, arXiv and the Australian National Data Service. We are currently participating in the THOR Project, a 30-month project funded by the European Commission H2020 program. Our THOR partners include British Library, CERN, EBI/EMBL, DataCite, Dryad, Pangaea, and the Australian National Data Service.
Together, we see participation and partnership with these organizations as vitally important for the mission of ORCID, and more broadly for the success of research e-infrastructure initiatives. Improving interoperability translates into better discoverability, citability, and more reasons to share research results. That’s what it’s all about.