ORCID & Researcher Identifiers
Flinders University ORCID® (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) Implementation Pilot Project
The Research Services Office and Library, with the support of the DVCR, recently completed a four week pilot project to implement ORCID® (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) within the School of Psychology.
To create a new ORCID iD, or report an existing ORCID iD to Flinders University, please visit the Flinders University research reporting system RePortal, select the ORCID tile on the RePortal dashboard and fill in your details. For detailed instructions on how to complete this process, visit the Sign up / Connect page on this Help guide.
What is ORCID?
ORCID is an international, interdisciplinary, open, and not-for-profit registry of unique researcher identifiers. It is a hub that connects researchers and research outputs through the embedding of ORCID identifiers in key workflows, such as research profile maintenance, manuscript submissions, grant applications, and patent applications.
ORCID, unlike other author identifiers, is non-proprietary and has leveraged this advantage with integration across the scholarly research cycle, particularly with publishers, grant funders, and even other proprietary author identifiers (Scopus Author ID and Researcher ID).
Elsevier, Thomson Reuters, Nature and other major publishers have begun integrating ORCID iDs into the manuscript submission process, and embedding ORCID identifiers across their scientific and scholarly research ecosystem.
Grant funding bodies including the Australian Research Council and the National Health and Medical Research Council are in the process of building integration with ORCID.
What are the benefits of ORCID?
- Unique identifier: An ORCID iD is unique and will belong to the individual researcher throughout their scholarly career, even if you leave Flinders University.
- Ensure credit for work: The persistent identifier distinguishes the scholar from other researchers and ensures consistent, reliable attribution of their works.
- Save time: ORCID integration in publisher workflows and in grant submission processes reduces redundant entry of biographical and bibliographical data in multiple systems.
ORCID Pilot Project at Flinders University
The implementation project will pilot ORCID with the School of Psychology.
The pilot project commencement and completion is scheduled to occur during August-September 2015 (four week duration).
The implementation will encourage researchers to create a new ORCID iD or connect their existing ORCID iD through the University’s research reporting system RePortal.
The pilot project seeks “read only” access to the ORCID profile paving the way for two-way data exchange in the future.
The pilot project will target School of Psychology researchers but will not preclude others from connecting or creating an ORCID iD via RePortal.
A snapshot of the data captured by this project will inform the implementation strategy of University-wide roll out of ORCID at Flinders University and provide evidence to support KPI/target recommendations.