Open Researcher Contributor ID (ORCID)

Reynold Guida
Director of eResearch Services, Thomon Reuters
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Name ambiguity and attribution of one’s research are issues that have affected scholars for many years. The link between a person and his or her scholarship is critical to the scholarly communication process. Individual name ambiguity affects researchers, academic institutions, publishers, funding agencies, and others involved in scholarly communications. Since early 2009 members of the scholarly community have been working together to better understand the global impact of this issue and how the problem can be solved. Now with over 100 participating organizations, the Open Researcher Contributor ID (ORCID) initiative is looking to resolve the issue by creating an open, independent registry that will assign unique identifiers linkable to an individual’s research output. This presentation will update ALPSP members on the progress of this initiative.