UK ORCID Support > FAQ > FAQ: General
We don’t have systems that support ORCID or resource to implement them and are not sure if membership is right for us at this stage. How do we support ORCID at our institution?
Our ‘Thinking about ORCID….’ guide suggests alternatives to immediate systems implementation of ORCID.
See also Imperial College’s Guide to implementing ORCID at a University.
Where else can people use their ORCID IDs?
Lots of places: On business cards, letter heads, email signatures, (don’t forget to update your corporate standards for all of these!), personal web pages, LinkedIn profiles, and on Wikipedia.
How can ORCID IDs be used on Wikipedia?
Here’s how: You probably have colleagues who are the subject of Wikipedia articles, and certainly some who edit Wikipedia. Their ORCID IDs can be included on the articles about them, or on their user pages. See the Wikipedia guidance for how to do this.
How is ORCID meeting GDPR requirements?
The changes made by ORCID in response to GDPR are outlined in their knowledge base article and address user control and individual rights.
How does ORCID address data security?
ORCID provides an entry in their knowledge base on ORCID’s data security processes.
How does ORCID address data privacy?
Please check out ORCID’s support page on data privacy
Where can I learn about the development of the ORCID consortium and history of support in the UK?
This archived page of useful links contains links of historical interest regarding the development of ORCID support in the UK such as the pilot phase leading up to the consortium, funder news, older ORCID resources and other reports and initiatives. The page was archived in July 2022 and is no longer maintained, therefore some of the links may no longer work.
What can you tell me about Collect and Connect
Collect and Connect was an initiative from ORCID that described the types of interactions that a user can complete using integrations developed using the ORCID API. It provided a framework for institutions building integrations or using vendor systems that connect with ORCID, and used badges to describe the capabilities that are available in a system integration.
Collect and Connect was replaced with the Service Provider Framework, as announced by ORCID in the December 2020 newsletter: “While our members find the concept behind Connect and Collect useful, many of you have expressed that the badging is confusing. As the badging is aimed at the individual integrations which we feel remains valuable, we have launched the Service Provider Certification Program which will provide a less confusing way of indicating the capabilities of the various integrations. We invite you to check out our Certified Service Provider program.”
You can check out our archived FAQ for more information if needed.