ORCID: An Open Registry of Scholarly IDs

Howard Ratner
Nature Publishing Group

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Howard Ratner is Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice-President, for Nature Publishing Group. Based in New York, Howard is in charge of US administration and has global responsibilities for web and mobile development and operations, content services, production and manufacturing, and information technology across all NPG products. Howard’s prior positions include Director, Electronic Publishing & Production for Springer and a member of the production staff at John Wiley & Sons. Howard helped launch the DOI, CrossRef, and CLOCKSS initiatives. Most recently he is chair of the ORCID not-for-profit organization — a community effort to establish an open, independent registry to resolve researcher name ambiguity. He serves on the boards of the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), and CrossRef. He is also the chair of the STM Future Lab committee.