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The following short video clips will enable you to engage with ORCID as a means to build your Researcher profile and raise the visibility of you and your research
What is ORCID? @ORCID_org. Published by LSKK ITB - 16th July 2016 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1Rijk_TMHA)
ORCID, which stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, is a global, not-for-profit organization sustained by fees from our member organizations. We are community-built and governed by a Board of Directors representative of our membership with wide stakeholder representation. ORCID is supported by a dedicated and knowledgeable professional staff.
ORCID’s vision is a world where all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, borders, and time.
In order to realize our vision, ORCID strives to enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and their affiliations by providing a unique, persistent identifier for individuals to use as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities.
We do this by providing three interrelated services:
|The ORCID iD: a unique, persistent identifier free of charge to researchers|
|An ORCID record connected to the ORCID iD, and|
|A set of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), as well as the services and support of communities of practice that enable interoperability between an ORCID record and member organizations so researchers can choose to allow connection of their iD with their affiliations and contributions|
The core of our strategic focus for 2022–2025 is to build commitment to and engagement with ORCID as an essential element of the research experience, both for researchers and members. We invite you to review From Vision to Value: ORCID’s 2022–2025 Strategic Plan. We hope it inspires our member organizations to engage with us as they plan their own work and activities.
ORCID is an integral part of the wider digital infrastructure needed for researchers to share information on a global scale. We position the researcher at the center of everything we do.
Our work is open, transparent, and non-proprietary. We make decisions collaboratively, involving our staff, Board, those who support our mission, and the researchers and community that are the purpose of our work.
We strive to be a trusted component of research infrastructure with the goal of providing clarity in the breadth of research contributions and the people who make them. We are guided by the principles of privacy and researcher control and the vision of identifier-enabled research information infrastructure.
We take an inclusive view. We have a diverse team, deployed internationally in our virtual office. We engage with a wide range of organizations and people to ensure broad viewpoints.