How ResearcherID will resolve name ambiguity in the scholarly ecosystem

David Kochalko
Thomson Reuters
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Disambiguating author names in published literature and databases is a vexing and steadily growing problem. There’s simply too much ‘noise’ and costs are high for all stakeholders in the research ecosystem. While there are many root causes, ResearcherID stands apart as a registry capable of bridging the gap by providing a unique identifier linking contributors with appropriate works. Thomson Reuters is prepared to share this solution with the global research community.