​​The ORCID US Community Awards encourage and provide recognition for participation, sharing, and achievements in the ORCID US Community. Winners are determined on a yearly basis from May 16 of a given year to May 15 of the following year, with winners announced on May 20 each year.

Award Categories:

  • "Institutional Achievement" - Institutions that have launched custom ORCID API integrations by May 15 will receive special recognition in the June ORCID US Community Newsletter
  • "Most Active" individual - Individual with the most posts in the discussion forum by May 15 will win a customized ORCID mug and will receive special recognition in the June ORCID US Community Newsletter
  • "Most Helpful" individual* - Individual with the most nominations from peers in the community by May 15 will win a customized ORCID mug and all nominees will receive special recognition in the June ORCID US Community Newsletter

​*Nominate your peers for the “Most Helpful” individual award:

Has someone in the ORCID US Community been especially helpful to you? Maybe you watched a webinar presentation that stood out and gave you some good ideas. Maybe you read a post in the discussion forum that really helped you understand an ORCID process or scenario. If someone has been helpful to you in this way, please nominate that person for our ORCID US Community Awards “Most Helpful” individual category by completing this brief form by midnight on May 15: https://goo.gl/forms/703xJJ3HMRBeLB2L2. The individual with the most nominations will be announced on May 20, with all nominees receiving honorable mention.

All award winners must be ORCID US Community member institutions or employees of these institutions. Nominations for “Most Helpful” individual must come from employees of member institutions. Individuals may nominate someone at their own institution. An individual may not nominate another specific individual more than once per year. Individuals may not nominate themselves.

Note: The “Institutional Involvement” award for the institution with the most individuals plugged in to the ORCID US Community discussion forum has been retired from the Awards program as of June 2021, due to the logistical inequities implied by the category (larger institutions have an advantage, since the larger the institution, the more people from that institution can participate in the discussion forum).