ORCID Member Connect - December 2022

ORCID Member Connect - December 2022

Welcome to the December edition of ORCID’s Member Connect!

  • We are pleased to announce the results of the ORCID 2023 Board election. Thanks to all who voted!
  • Year in Review. Catch up with ORCID’s Executive Director Chris Shillum in this Q&A.
  • Welcome to the Latvia consortium led by the recently formed Higher Education and Science Information Technology Shared Service Centre.
  • New improvements to DSpace. The DSpace-ORCID integration is a boon for Institutional Repositories!
  • We are proud to share the progress we’ve made to our DEI initiatives in 2022. Please check out our public Trello board!
  • The DMPTool makes it easy to push your NIH Data Management Plan plans to your ORCID record.
  • Are you following us on LinkedIn and Facebook?

Results of 2023 Board election

On behalf of the ORCID Board and staff, thank you to everyone who submitted nominations and participated in this year’s Board election process, especially the members of our Nominating Committee. With the election now concluded, we are pleased to announce the results of the ORCID Board election. New members will serve a three-year term starting in 2023.

Year in review: Q&A with ORCID Executive Director Chris Shillum

As we close out 2022, our 10th year since the launch of the ORCID registry, staff writer Élan Young sat down with Executive Director Chris Shillum for an end-of year Q&A to capture some of his thoughts about ORCID’s highlights for the year, as well as some things he expects us to accomplish in 2023.

Welcome to the Latvia consortium!

We are pleased to announce that the recently formed Higher Education and Science Information Technology Shared Service Centre (Augstākās izglītības un zinātnes informācijas tehnoloģiju koplietošanas pakalpojumu centrs) (VPC) has taken the lead to coordinate the Latvia ORCID Consortium. VPC seeks to strengthen the community of practice around ORCID in Latvia and promote the added value of using PIDs like ORCID. The consortium is composed of the major universities in Latvia: University of Latvia, Riga Technical University, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, and Riga Stradiņš University.


We are pleased to report that we have made great progress against our DEI initiatives in 2022, most notably the launch of our Global Participation Program with our Member Equity Program and our Global Participation Fund. We invite you to browse our public ORCID DEI Agenda Trello board where we track our progress. If you have any questions or concerns about DEI for us to consider, we invite you to submit those via our Feedback Form. You can submit that either anonymously or include contact information if you would like us to follow up with you.

4Science improves DSpace capabilities for institutional repositories

DSpace, now a Certified ORCID Service Provider, provides open-source repository software. 4Science stepped in to resolve the gap between a repository widely utilized in Canada, Latin America, and Southeast Asia and initiated capability to easily connect to the ORCID Member API, making their repository content linkable. Prior to this integration, ORCID members were unable to exchange data from their DSpace IR to the ORCID Registry to populate local author profiles. Read more about what the DSpace-ORCID integration enables.


Attention academic librarians, research administrators, and researchers applying for NIH funding: Did you know that the National Institutes of Health has issued a Data Management and Sharing Policy effective for due dates on/after 25 Jan, 2023, to promote the sharing of scientific data? The DMPTool, offered by ORCID/US Community member (and PID partner) California Digital Library, makes compliance easy. Here is a quick primer for how to use the DMPTool to push your Data Management Plan to your ORCID record in the Works section.

Connect with us on social media

Over the past years, we have built robust engagement with the research community on Twitter that has been thoughtful and helpful to us through enthusiastic support, feedback, and suggestions for improvement. We have heard from many in the research community that recent changes have inspired them to find other places to gather and share information. Did you know you can follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook? We’d love to see you there!

ORCID connections around the world

New members

We are pleased to welcome 6 new members through consortia and 4 new direct members.View all of new members.

New integrations

This month, 9 new integrations were implemented. View all of the integrations.

In case you missed it

Catch up with all that’s been happening on our blog this month! Never want to miss a blog update? Sign up for our blog e-mail notifications here.

Changing of the Guard: Outgoing and Incoming Board Chair and Treasurer Share Reflections and Hopes for the Future


#ORCIDat10: Celebrating 10 Years of the ORCID Galaxy


ORCID’s 2022 Public Data File Now Available


News from around the ORCID community

We’re excited to start sharing some news and highlights from around the ORCID community every month in Member Connect! Send us details about your notable presentations, regional workshops, success stories, organizational or integration updates, and we will add it to this newsletter in future issues as we have space.

Connecting with ORCID and our community

Connection feeds innovation, and we are pleased to continue engaging with our community through virtual workshops, live webinars, and other events. Stay informed on ORCID hosted events with our Upcoming Events page. We invite you to join us at one of the below events and say hello. Got an event you’d like us to share? Send it to us.

Upcoming Events

I’m a Member, Now What?! — Integrating with ORCID

2 February 2023 @ 10:00 UTC-4

The third session in our I’m a Member, Now What?! webinar series is all about Integrating with ORCID. In this session, you’ll learn the basics of integrating with ORCID. We’ll share best practices, highlight Certified Service Providers and the ease of integrating with them, and discuss various types of integrations. Time will be reserved for questions at the end of the presentation. Even if you are unable to attend, we encourage you to register to receive the recording, presentation, and handouts after the webinar concludes.