ORCID Announces its Launch Partners

    As ORCID prepares for the public launch of its Registry in October, we are excited to announce a number of organizations from across the scholarly community preparing to integrate with the ORCID Registry.  Participating in the ORCID Launch Partners Program are research institutions, publishers, research funders, data repositories, and third party providers, including The American Physical Society, Aries Systems, Avedas, Boston University School of Medicine, the California Institute of Technology, CrossRef, Elsevier, Faculty of 1000, figshare, Hindawi, JMIR Publications, KNODE, Nature Publishing Group, SafetyLit, Symplectic, Thomson Reuters, Total-Impact, and the Wellcome Trust. Program participants and other organizations interested in integrating ORCID identifiers are encouraged to register for our integration Webinar series, at http://dev.orcid.org/getting-started.

    At Launch, the ORCID Registry will:

    ·      Allow researchers and scholars to register for an ORCID identifier, create ORCID records, and manage their privacy settings

    ·      Contain ORCID records created by universities on behalf of their researchers and scholars

    ·      Allow researchers and scholars to link their ORCID record external identifiers, including  Scopus and ResearcherID

    ·      Facilitate synchronization of ORCID identifier record data with external systems including Scopus

    ·      Bi-directionally link to a number of author profile and manuscript submission systems, aiding researchers and scholars in creating ORCID records.  Systems that will have integrated ORCID Identifiers at the time of launch include the American Physical Society, Aries Systems, Hindawi, Nature Publishing Group, and Scholar One Manuscripts

    ·      Allow researchers and scholars to search and upload publication metadata from CrossRef

    ·      Soon have the ability to link to grant application systems

    ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-based effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities to these identifiers.  ORCID is launching its public Registry in October, at which time individuals may register for an ORCID identifier.  For more about ORCID, see http://about.orcid.orgor contact the Executive Director at l.haak@orcid.org