ORCID author identifier pilot project: implementation and cost-benefit analysis

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OrcidRecently a report on the benefits of ORCID (author identifier) implementation in higher education was published.

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and – through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission – supports automated linkages between the author and his/her professional activities ensuring that the work is recognized. ORCID is a non-profit organization supported by a global community of organizational members, including research organizations, publishers, funders, professional associations, and other stakeholders in the research ecosystem.

Complete list of members  of ORCID.

JuscOrcidReportIn May 2014, Jisc and Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) commissioned eight HEI ORCID Pilot projects to support the broader use of ORCID unique researcher identifiers (ORCID iDs) in UK higher education. The aim of this work was to inform future institutional practice of how ORCID is implemented in HEIs and to support research managers when building a business case for ORCID adoption in HEIs, and to encourage wider adoption of ORCID iDs.

The report ‘Institutional ORCID Implementation and CostBenefit Analysis‘ calculates and documents the costs and benefits of ORCID implementation in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), in the context of the broader adoption in research management workflows including funders, publishers and RIM and CRIS systems.

The report is based on semi-structured interviews with the Jisc-ARMA ORCID pilot projects and other research community stakeholders conducted either face-to-face or through telephone/Skype interviews, attendance at the September 2014 and January 2015 pilot project workshops and desk-based review of other relevant evidence. The Report’s key findings are presented in three parts:

  • Part 1: Key Stakeholder Perspectives
  • Part 2: Pilot project findings
  • Part 3: Cost-benefit analysis

A structured checklist of the lessons learned is  available ORCID checklist for Higher Education Institutions (Appendix C)