The use of ORCID (and other Author IDs)

More and more publishers are asking for an author ID with submission of a new article.
A quick study amongst UMCG staff showed that already more than 50% of current authors (mostly Principal Investigators & promovendi) HAVE an ORCID ID. To register and monitor this, the library is pro-actively searching and adding ORCID (and other ID’s into Pure, our research repository & database.

Unfortunately these connected ORCID’s do not show up in the research database portal yet. Therefor I created a report from Pure to show them. Currently about 300 authors at the University of Groningen have connected their ORCID in Pure, 2/3 of them are from UMCG (and this will grow fast, as we have identified many more)

Sometimes it is hard and/or impossible to identify authors due to the restricted search features of ORCID. Apparently you need a license as an organisation to be abled to better identify your own staff in ORCID. I DO hope we are getting this license as soon as possible. Nation-wide preferably, or for the University of Groningen(inclusing UMCG)!

UMCG staff with ORCID: 1753  (April 2021)
Total at the RuG: 3651