FAQ: Collect and Connect
What is the Collect and Connect initiative?
Collect and Connect is an initiative from ORCID that describes the types of interactions that a user can complete using integrations developed using the ORCID API. It provides a framework for institutions building integrations or using vendor systems that connect with ORCID. The underlying thread of the initiative is to improve communication.
Collect and connect provides badges to describe the capabilities that are available in a system integration – capabilities are cumulative (one level builds on the previous one) and are named authenticate, collect, display, connect and synchronise.
A key emphasis is placed on communicating with end users about their interactions with ORCID and what they are able to do with the institutional system, and why. Therefore to earn the badge, it is required not only to implement the capability and interactions that go with that badge; clear explanations must be provided to users alongside the implementation.
Where can I find out more about Collect and Connect?
See the overview on the ORCID website
This recorded presentation from ORCID is under 6 minutes long, and provides a comprehensive overview, whilst key messages about Collect and Connect are reiterated in the blog post which also links to resources.
Pages intended specifically for research organisations which go into more details about the badges and the requirements are also available.
How do I collect the badges for my institution?
Jisc will contact consortium members individually with information about the badges that your integration qualifies for, and suggesting other steps to qualify for the next badges. ORCID will then email you with the badges awarded. If you would like more information about Connect and Collect, and would like to understand how to qualify for badges please do email the Jisc help desk firstname.lastname@example.org, with ‘ORCID Collect and Connect’ in the subject title.