For the last few years NYU School of Medicine has signed a good number of faculty for ORCID trusted organization status (through which we maintain their publications and employement records on ORCID). In the natural order of things, some of these faculty have retired, moved on, or otherwise left NYU. Once they’ve gone, we no longer supply updates, but the trusted organization entry in faculty’s ORCID account settings remains in place. At present we have more than 200 faculty in this posture.
As we understand it, ex-faculty can revoke trusted organization status, but doing so will leave in place any publications or employment entries that NYU has added to their records and it’s not possible for the ORCID owner to edit these entries. Instead they must delete any such entries and then reenter them with whatever changes they believe are appropriate.
We would like to suggest that a better set up would be to automatically default such linked entries to be editable once the trusted organization status is revoked. That would more fully return control to the ORCID ID holder and be easier for most faculty to understand.
As NIH begins requiring ORCID ID in the new year, we anticipate a lot more faculty on ORCID. That will naturally lead to more ex-faculty in the mix, so this may be a good time to address this issue.
In any case, we’d be happy to hear from anyone who has model trusted org exit policies in place.
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