ORCID at BOKU
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Advantages for scientists
The benefits for researchers run through the entire administration of publications, research projects and the presentation of their own performance, from submission to recording in the research information systems (FIS or CRIS) of the institutions.
By specifying and linking, the allocation of the scientific output becomes unambiguous(er) and the associated scientific achievement identifiable.
ORCID and research funding
Since 1 January 2016, the ORC ID has been mandatory for FWF applications, i.e. the FWF is also an institutional ORCID member in order to facilitate the administration of internal databases and to enable the correct allocation of scientists. The FWF is also a signatory to the "Funders Supporting ORCID Integrations: Open Letter", a petition for the uniform use of ORCID as a personal identifier in the systems of funding organisations info.orcid.org/funders-open-letter/.
ORCID in science and academia
As of April 2021, more than 110 publishers have made it mandatory to include an ORCID iD in their editorial management systems info.orcid.org/requiring-orcid-in-publications/. At the European level, too, an anchoring of ORCID for scientists is preferred and is being discussed for the development of the EOSC.
What does an institutional ORCID membership at BOKU mean?
Since August 2018, BOKU supports ORCID as an organisation with its ORCID membership (see BOKU Magazine 4/2018). For members, interfaces to the data of those scientists with an ORCID iD are therefore available. Within the reprogramming of the BOKU research information system FIS some of these interfaces are used.
ORCID and data security
ORCID places a very high value on data protection, is TrustArc certified and has adapted to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In addition, ORCID's external data protection settings are based on a three-level principle (everyone - public, trusted - restricted access and only me - private), which are always controlled by the individual researchers themselves.
Who is behind ORCID?
ORCID is an international non-profit company that has been issuing the identifier since 2012 and is now supported by many scientific publishers, research institutions, funding bodies, etc. The ORCID consortium is the largest of its kind in the world. As of April 2021, ORCID has 1241 organisational memberships and 24 consortia from different countries, including the ORCID-Austria consortium.