[Irtalk] Invitation: ORCID ID for researchers

Ina Smith inacsmith at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 10:35:18 SAST 2014

Dear Colleagues
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LIASA HELIG <http://www.liasa.org.za/node/126> in collaboration with ASSAf
(Academy of Science of South Africa) <http://www.assaf.co.za/> takes
pleasure in inviting you to our webinar on ORCID ID. Similar to a national
identification number, researchers within a digital environment needs a
researcher identification number to distinguish them from other researchers
with similar names and interests. *More information below. *
All librarians interested, as well as researchers from various
institutions, are invited to join us from the convenience of their
*More details*
*Date:* Wednesday 17 September 2014
*Time:* 14:00 - 15:00 SA Time
*Venue: *http://tex.sun.ac.za (please test beforehand and arrange a test
session with us should you want to have your researchers/staff convene
together in one venue)
*Presenter:* Dr Rebecca Bryant, Director of Community, ORCID
*Please register at:*
The above webinar forms part of our *Virtual Open Access Week Roadshow*,
building up momentum towards *Open Access Week from 20-26 October 2014*.
*More about ORCID: Connecting Research and Researchers *

As researchers and scholars, we struggle to have our work discovered,
recognized, and uniquely connected to us. Names may be common, change, or
can be misspelled, and it's difficult to assess and understand outputs
throughout one's career. ORCID is an open, non-profit, and global
initiative that provides a unique identifier to scholars and researchers,
one that stays with them throughout their careers--through graduate school,
postdocs, and beyond, regardless of discipline, name changes, and
geographic and institutional moves. The ORCID identifier is free to
researchers, and it also connects them to their publications, professional
associations, grants, and universities through the interoperable exchange
of information. Publishers now request ORCID iDs during manuscript
submission, funding organizations are incorporating into grant proposals,
universities are creating ORCID iDs for their graduate students, and
faculty, and professional societies are incorporating into their membership
renewal. Through the widespread adoption of ORCID throughout the global
scholarly community, we can all spend less time entering data, discovering
research of interest, and we can also better track outputs.

Please join Dr. Rebecca Bryant, Director of Community at ORCID, to learn
more about the ORCID initiative. Before joining ORCID in 2013, Dr. Bryant
served as Assistant Dean in the Graduate College at the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, overseeing career & professional development
activities, postdoc affairs, and academic policies for more than 10,000
graduate students and postdocs at Illinois.
Watch our video on *What is ORCID?* <https://vimeo.com/97150912>
Kind regards
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