Next steps for new members
This page provides pointers to the different areas that need to be considered by institutions starting out with ORCID implementations and membership.
- Support options
Support is available through the Jisc support team as a first port of call, with assistance from ORCID and the wider community. Please contact us through the helpdesk firstname.lastname@example.org as a first port of call. We offer all new joining members the opportunity for a one to one consultation by phone to consider their next steps and immediate support needs and to learn about their plans. Please contact the Jisc helpdesk (email as above) when you are ready to have this consultation and a convenient time will be arranged (times available are on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday). All the support options and contact details are found on the support page.
- What ORCID is and isn’t
ORCID provides a digital name – or iD – that uniquely and persistently identifies researchers and contributors. By connecting this iD to different research activities and affiliations across multiple research information platforms, ORCID helps enable recognition and reduce reporting burdens for researchers. It also enhances the discovery process and lays the foundation for trust in a digital research environment.
ORCID should not be regarded as a substitute for a CRIS or a repository. Neither does it aim to be the authoritative source for individual researcher profiles. ORCID provides the connections and the (often invisible) infrastructure so that many of these different systems can work together. For more about this see All About Flow – Josh Brown’s blog on how ORCID works with CRIS software and other data sources.
- Strategy for implementation
There are implementation and promotional aspects to be considered in the roll-out of ORCID at your institution. The Jisc/ARMA pilot checklist provides guidance in the form of lessons learnt and recommendations to help with strategy and decision making. This document from ANDs in Australia describes different implementation levels Finally, this workflow produced by the Jisc support team can guide you in your decision-making.
- Set-up instructions
When you are ready to start with an integration of your systems with ORCID, you will need to follow the set-up instructions to obtain credentials for connecting with the ORCID API. The set-up instructions are found in the FAQ
- Community resources
There are dedicated pages to share the resources produced by the Jisc support project or shared by the community. We would like to draw your attention to the member integration spreadsheet. This will help you to connect to institutions at a similar stage of implementation or using similar systems. Please do get in touch if you would like us to facilitate any connections; we rely on the community to keep the spreadsheet updated and invite you to comment and update the entry for your institution as your plans and implementation develop
- Useful links
This website provides a comprehensive page of links on the resources that we think are very useful. The ORCID website is also a resource that we recommend. We highlight the following as good starting points for those planning an integration.
- ORCID’s general member support website
- Technical Orientation Workshop Schedule (open to anyone)
- ORCID logo and branding guidelines
- Outreach resources (for explaining ORCID to researchers and others)
- Help pages for users of the ORCID Registry (researchers)
- Introduction to the member API
- FAQ on the ORCID API
- ORCID enabled systems
- For further queries please contact us through the helpdesk at email@example.com as a first port of call.