What is ORCID?
ORCID® provides a unique persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that distinguishes researchers and a record that supports automatic links among all professional activities. The ORCID iD and connections are stored in the ORCID Registry, in an account the researcher owns and manages.
ORCID is an international, interdisciplinary, open, non-proprietary, and not-for-profit organization created by the research community for the benefit of all stakeholders, including the organizations that support the research ecosystem. ORCID’s name was formed from the acronym “Open Researcher and Contributor IDentifier”.
The ORCID vision is of a world where all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions and affiliations across time, disciplines, and borders.
The Irish ORCID Consortium
ORCID consortia foster communities of practice that apply ORCID services and resources in regional and national contexts, using global implementation standards. The Irish ORCID consortium is part of a co-ordinated approach to the adoption and integration of ORCID in Ireland, directed by the Higher Education Authority. IReL is the lead organisation for the Irish ORCID consortium with Dr Catherine Ferris managing community and technical support for consortium members. The strategic agenda for the consortium is set by the Irish ORCID Steering Group.
Consortium membership is open to higher education, non-profit organizations, and government research and funding agencies located and organized under the laws of Ireland. Consortia membership is the premium level of membership and includes the following benefits:
- 5 ORCID premium member API credentials;
- the ability to read/write to the profiles of researchers (with permission);
- on-demand analytics reports with personalised statistics from ORCID ensuring more complete reporting of research outputs;
- access to the ORCID Affiliation Manager to add and update affiliation data;
- dedicated technical and community support.
To request a quote and become a member, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ORCID Consortium Members
The Irish ORCID consortium currently comprises 20 members from the higher education and funding sectors. They are:
- Atlantic Technological University Ireland
- Dublin City University
- Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology
- Dundalk Institute of Technology
- Health Research Board
- Health Service Executive
- Higher Education Authority
- Mary Immaculate College
- Maynooth University
- Munster Technological University
- Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
- Science Foundation Ireland
- South East Technological University
- Technological University Dublin
- Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (TUS)
- Trinity College Dublin
- University College Cork
- University College Dublin
- University of Galway
- University of Limerick
ORCID Integrations in Ireland
Resources & Best Practices
ORCID for Researchers: https://info.orcid.org/researchers/
Best practice for research organisations: https://orcid.org/content/best-practices-research-organizations
Best practice for funding organisations: https://orcid.org/content/orcid-funding-organizations
Irish ORCID Consortium Shared Outreach Documentation Hub: https://irel.ie/orcid-outreach-hub/
Frequently asked questions about ORCID: https://support.orcid.org/hc/en-us/categories/360000663174
To access your ORCID record please visit the ORCID registry at: https://orcid.org/login
How to find researchers at your organisation (without an integration): https://irel.ie/how-to-find-researchers-without-an-integration/
ORCID & Vendor/Open-Source Systems (integration documentation): https://irel.ie/orcid-and-vendor-system
Getting Started with Your Custom ORCID Member API Integration: https://members.orcid.org/api/getting-started
Research Institutions → Enabling institutional sign-in for your researchers to their ORCID accounts: https://irel.ie/orcid-institutional-sign-in/
Irish ORCID Consortium Events: https://irel.ie/irish-orcid-consortium-events/
Technical, administrative and community support is available from the Irish ORCID Consortium Manager – Dr Catherine Ferris – by email, phone or by video call.
Our Consortium Lead service commitments are detailed below:
Providing administrative support to the Consortium
Manage and support the on-boarding of Consortium members
Provide central community support contact for all members
Maintain consortium documentation and technical documentation repositories
Develop and maintain communication and engagement resources