Monday, October 4, 2010

ORCID: Open Researcher and Contributor ID

An offshoot of Research ID, ORCID follows this lofty goal:
ORCID, Inc. aims to solve the author/contributor name ambiguity problem in scholarly communications by creating a central registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers and an open and transparent linking mechanism between ORCID and other current author ID schemes.
Who are these people?
Several organizations have agreed to contribute data sources and technologies to aid the initial development of the ORCID prototype, including: Researcher ID profile system from Thomson Reuters, author profiles from REPEC, Scholars Universe, Scopus, and bibliographic data from the CrossRef metadata database.
 List of participating universities, publishers, organizations.

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