[Irtalk] ORCID awarded grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support university and professional society integration of persistent identifiers | About ORCID

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Fri Jun 14 20:52:14 SAST 2013

ORCID (http://orcid.org) is a non-profit organization that provides an open
registry of unique identifiers for researchers. ORCID works with the
community to ensure that this identifier is embedded in research workflows
and becomes part of the metadata associated with research works and
activities. The combination of these two ORCID mission activities—common
open identifier and linking—can solve the name ambiguity problem in
research and scholarly communications, critical for improving
discoverability and interoperability between systems.  For researchers,
this means less time searching to find information and less time entering
data on forms such as grant applications and post-award reporting.  At the
institutional level this means less time and more accuracy in identifying
researchers and their works for training and outcomes evaluation reporting.
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