SpotOn London 2012 Storify: ORCID – why do we need a unique researcher ID?

Here is a Storify round up of the SpotOn London session: ORCID – why do we need a unique researcher ID?

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SpotOn London 2012: ORCID – why do we need a unique researcher ID?

12 November, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CoordinatorsLaure Haak, Martin Fenner, Daniel Pollock 


Open Researcher & Contributor ID (ORCID) provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher. Through integration with key research workflows and other identifiers, ORCID supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities, ensuring that your work is recognized. The ORCID service launched in October 2012 and in this hands-on workshop we will demonstrate the different tools that already use the ORCID identifier, from manuscript submission to altmetrics for your publications. The focus will be on working with these tools so that at the end of the workshop you will have registered for your personal ORCID (if you didn’t have one already), started creating your ORCID record, and explored cool ways to use your ORCID to connect your research back to you.  Wide usage and adoption of a researcher naming standard is a key component of effective research communication.  Such a standard is fundamental to improving data quality and system interoperability, and ultimately will reduce the amount of time individuals spend maintaining their professional record—freeing time for research itself.