ORCID Premium Consortium Membership 2019-2021

  • Start: 1 Jan 2019
    Expiry: 31 Dec 2021
  • Description:

    ORCID is an open, not-for-profit, community-based initiative to provide researcher identifier solutions that enable a wide range of improvements to the scholarly communications ecosystem.

Product overview

ORCID is available to UK higher education institutions through a national consortium arrangement operated by Jisc.

ORCID is a hub that connects researchers and research through the embedding of ORCID identifiers in key workflows, such as research profile maintenance, manuscript submissions, grant applications, and patent applications. It is unique in its ability to reach across disciplines, research sectors and national boundaries.

ORCID provides two core functions:

  1. A registry to obtain a unique identifier and manage a record of activities
  2. APIs that support system-to-system communication and authentication. ORCID makes its code available under an open source licence, and posts an annual public data file under a CC0 waiver for free download

Support information is available. Please contact help@Jisc.ac.uk with any questions or feedback.

Credentials will be required to connect your systems to ORCID. Institutions must register a client application with the required information before production credentials are sent. Institutions will be asked to provide a demo for integrations that have been custom built before production credentials are issued.

Institutions using vendor systems can find guidance via the link.

Items the ORCID team look for in the demo are described in the member credential check list. ORCID will process the request for credentials immediately. This process is not fully automated. There may be a delay before ORCID respond to you with credentials or a demo request after you complete this form.

Sign-up information

At any point during the following process, institutions building their own integration can start work on the ORCID sandbox and register for sandbox credentials.

  1. Institution places order on our catalogue page
  2. Institution provides additional confirmation of ORCID's use of their name and logos
  3. Institutions who have built their own integration with ORCID set up a demo with ORCID team. Additional contingency time should be allowed in the case of adjustments or bug fixes being required. This step can be skipped for institutions using a vendor provided system
  4. Institutions apply for production credentials from ORCID
  5. ORCID returns production credentials to be used in the institution's integration
  6. Institution advise ORCID when they officially launch the integration. ORCID can assist with publicity if required.

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