ORCID works with the research community to ensure that identifiers for researchers, scholars, and contributors are embedded in key research systems and workflows. ORCID identifiers are part of a larger community effort to create interoperable research infrastructures through adoption and use of trusted persistent identifiers and standard vocabularies and record formats to promote data quality in the collection, management, exchange and aggregation of research information. ORCID is partnering with the following organizations that share this vision:
- ABES: ORCID is collaborating with ABES to coordinate efforts to adopt identifiers and standards to manage access to and reporting of research works.
- CASRAI: ORCID metadata reflects the standard terms and record formats advanced in the CASRAI dictionary. In addition to a Research Personnel Profile specification CASRAI is also advancing additional person-related profiles (CVs, Funding Applications, Impact Reports, etc.) that can be associated with an ORCID identifier.
- CHORUS: ORCID collaborates with CHORUS on community engagement among research funders. In addition, CHORUS has included ORCID identifiers as a key component of its systems to facilitate public access to research funded by US government research agencies.
- DataCite: ORCID (through the ODIN Project) has implemented a search and link tool to associate datasets listed in DataCite with ORCID records; DataCite has updated their metadata standard to include ORCID for data contributors.
- euroCRIS: ORCID metadata structure is consistent with EuroCRIS CERIF ontologies, and CERIF includes a field to store an ORCID identifier.
- Force11: ORCID supports the Force11 Resource Identification initiative to create a data exchange standard and identifiers for research resources.
- Global Alliance for Genomics and Health: ORCID supports the Global Alliance initiative to create standards for the ethical use, exchange, and citation of clinical and genomics data.
- ISNI: ORCID supports interoperability with ISNI, uses ISNI organizational identifiers in our affiliations module, and has implemented a search and link tool (through the ODIN Project) to associate an ORCID record with an ISNI person identifier. Cooperation and dialog between the organizations is described in this MOU.
- National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences: ORCID collaborates with the NSL on community engagement in China, through coordinated efforts in the specification and support for workflows and services for integrating ORCID identifiers into publishing, institutional repositry, and library systems.
- 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.
- Sci-GaIA and TANDEM: ORCID collaborates with Sci-AGaIA and TANDEM in developing community understanding and use of research e-infrastructures in Africa and supporting interactions with European research education networks.
- SHARE: ORCID collaborates with SHARE on community engagement around the use of persistent identifiers in the university and library repository communities.
- WACREN: ORCID collaborates with WACREN on community engagement around the use of persistent identifiers researchers, works, and organizations in repository data systems and deposit workflows.
- World Data System: ORCID collaborates with ICSU-WDS to encourage the use of persistent identifiers in research data workflows and build awareness of WDS Data Sharing Principles and certification of data repositories. The partnership is described in this MOU.
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.