Next Steps for ORCID and Organization Identifiers

Publié le 27 septembre 2018, par Thérèse Hameau

« Organization identifiers are a key component of the ORCID vision – they allow researchers to connect their activities accurately to the organizations where these activities occur. These connections in turn make ORCID data and services richer, more trustable and more useful for researchers, ORCID members and users in the academic, funding, and publishing sectors.


Crossref and DataCite, together with other stakeholders, are now working on a proposal to launch and manage an open independent organization identifier registry. We are pleased that this effort is going forward, and while we continue to actively support this work, we have decided to not directly participate for two reasons. First, we consider that Crossref and DataCite have the initiative well in-hand. Second, over the next two years, we simply need to focus our limited resources on scaling our services and reaching financial sustainability.

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