Identify ORCID capabilities of available systems
The opportunities for integrating the use of ORCIDs into your institution will, to a large extent, be determined by the capabilities of your current (and potential future) systems to use ORCIDs; also by what skills might be needed in your organisation to implement particular uses and integrations.
One way of looking at this is to look at the key things you will want to do with ORCID, then assess how a specific software package is able to fulfil those functions.
ORCID has already done the groundwork for you by defining the fundamental processes that a research organisation will want to undertake as follows:
- Collect ORCID IDs
- Display ORCID IDs on your website
- Connect ORCID records with affiliation information
- Synchronise ORCID record data with your systems
More details on the Collect and Connect actions for Research Institutions are given on the ORCID website.
Below we make our own assessment of how some commonly used institutional repository software packages fulfil the ‘Collect & Connect’ steps:
Let us know what other systems you’d like to see assessed in this way by emailing requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.