We hosted the ORCID UK Members’ meeting

2nd June 2016

Last week, we were delighted to host the first UK ORCID members’ meeting here at our London office. Members from around the country, and further afield, gathered to discuss the current state of this unique researcher identifier system.

Starting the morning with a town hall discussion from the EMEA territories with 50 attendees in London and 30 joining remotely, we learnt the latest on ORCID’s continued adoption throughout the world, attitudes around perceptions of what ORCID is and isn’t, and its integrations into researcher workflows.

Ed Pentz@epentz

@ORCID_Org has over 500 members 53% in Europe

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The impact of the addition of auto-update functionality between Crossref and ORCID (which we wrote about last year) was also highlighted.

Phill Jones@phillbjones

Enabling @CrossrefOrg to update @ORCID_Org doubled the number of publishers that supply ORCIDs when registering DOI in 6 months

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John Fearns demonstrated ORCID integration within Elements, including its increased prominence on the redesigned user homepage.

Torsten Reimer@torstenreimer

I like the more action focused approach of @Symplectic Elements v5, especially around @ORCID_Org. Much easier to spot / email engage now.

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We also heard many case studies throughout the day from institutions and organisations that are using ORCID, such as the Royal Society, Hindawi and Springer Nature. There was also a host of insightful questions and discussion from attendees.

If that wasn’t exciting enough, our CEO Jonathan was presented with his very own ORCID lapel pin.

ORCID Organization@ORCID_Org

Our host @Breezier finally gets his own ORCID lapel pin – with our thanks for his, @Symplectic & @digitalsci support

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You can see more attendee member opinions using the hashtag #orciduk2016. We’d like to thank all who attended, and look forward to seeing an ever more positive future for ORCID.