Characterizing the Adoption of ORCID iDs


Feb 2018

Characterizing the adoption of ORCID ID in academic communities

Welcome to the project pages for the ORCID Adoption project. The project is funded by OCLC and ALISE  under their Library & Information Science Research Grants scheme.

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 project, which runs from March 2018 to February 2019, 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 conduct 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.


Eva Borger
Anna Clemens
Alexander Voss