Alex Voss from the School of Computer Science and Anna Clements and Eva Borger from the University Library have been awarded funding by OCLC for a 1-year project titled “Characterizing the adoption of ORCID ID in academic communities”.
ORCID iDs are persistent digital identifiers that distinguish researchers and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, support automated linkages between individuals and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognized and attributed.
The funded project, which will begin March 2018, expands on a pilot study carried out in 2017, which investigated the adoption and use of ORCID iDs among researchers at the University of St Andrews and identified key use cases and new avenues for advocacy.
The team now aim to do similar surveys at other institutions that integrate ORCID iDs and build a bigger picture of how advocacy, institutional processes and mandates relate to the adoption of ORCID iDs in academic communities. Based on these findings, they plan to formulate recommendations on how advocacy and policies regarding ORCID iDs can be employed to maximise their value in the research process.
Come and visit the the the ORCID study blog to see ongoing updates on the project or write to Alex Voss (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will be happy to answer questions about the project and it’s pilot study.
If you would like to find out more about ORCID iDs at the University of St Andrews, visit the University’s ORCID pages.