IT´s integration of ORCID was awarded the Authenticate, Collect, Display, and Connect badges of ORCID´s Collect and Connect program - a set of resources and guidelines for ORCID integration and engagement – thus becoming the first organization in Portugal to achieve this integration level.
Gathering a global community of all kinds of stakeholders from the research ecosystem, ORCID is a non-profit organization that aims to help all who participate in research, scholarship and innovation to have a unique identification and to be connected to their contributions and affiliations, across disciplines, borders and time.
With hundreds of ORCID Member Organizations globally building ORCID identifiers into their systems, as well as some funders and publishers now requiring ORCID iDs, researchers are increasingly likely to encounter ORCID in their day-to-day life. Therefore, the ORCID Collect & Connect program has been developed to streamline the integration process and foster a shared user experience, ensuring researchers and member-integrators understand what ORCID is, and why and how to engage.
It is essential that organizations play their part in planning and building an ORCID integration system that enables connecting validated, trustworthy information about its researchers and their affiliation with the organization to their ORCID records. ORCID evaluates the level of integration in each system according to five parameters: Authenticate and Collect – means that the system collects validated ORCID ID´s for individuals, ensuring they are correctly connected with the institution; Display – ID´s are displayed on the organization website, platform, systems, meaning they are plumbed to support ORCID ID´s; Connect – data is connected to ORCID Records, enabling researchers to provide validated data to others; and Synchronize – the organization system is synchronized with the ORCID Registry, which improves reporting speed and accuracy, reducing the burden of entering the data manually
Very soon IT researchers will say goodbye to the long manual updates of their research record. Since January 1st IT has become an ORCID Member Organization. Supported by a global community of all kinds of stakeholders from the research ecosystem, ORCID is a non-profit organization that aims to help create a world in which all who participate in research, scholarship and innovation, are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions and affiliations, across disciplines, borders and time.
ORCID provides a digital ID that distinguishes between researchers, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submissions, supporting automated linkages between the researcher and his work - a link to the researchers ORCID records will appear next to the authors name across different platforms, thus facilitating widespread access points to his research history.
The IT web system is now using ORCID services to two-way sync metadata between the two databases. Therefore, following the researcher´s previous authorization, the IT database can be instructed to automatically update her/his record in the ORCID Registry. IT can also automatically import works from ORCID Registry and updating missing information in the researcher´s record in the IT web system.
Accurate identification of researchers and their work is one of the pillars for the transition from science to e-Science where in scholarly publications can be mined to spot links and ideas hidden in the ever-growing volume of scholarly literature. A disambiguated set of authors will allow new services and benefits to be built for the research community by all stakeholders in scholarly communication: from commercial actors to non-profit organizations from governments to universities.