Use the ORCID US Community Planning Worksheet to keep notes as you start to plan.
Step 1: Stakeholder Support
Build a business case:
To get the most value from your ORCID integration(s), you'll likely need support from key stakeholders across your institution with an understanding of the ORCID benefits for a research institution
, including the ability to:
- Reduce administrative burden via automated, interoperable workflows (enter once, re- use often)
- Assess and measure impact by maintaining connections with affiliated researchers' activities (even after they leave the institution)
- Control appearance of institution name and assert trustworthy affiliations onto individuals’ ORCID records
- Help your affiliated researchers manage name disambiguation, keep track of their contributions and affiliations, and save time
- ORCID records can contain information about your researchers’ education, employment, funding, works and other contributions. How might your institution benefit from gathering and asserting this kind of data and activities?
- What efficiencies or cost savings could be gained?
- How will you assess the impact of your integration(s)?
Strategic ORCID integrations often require planning with multiple stakeholders, and the best approach will vary based on your local context. Two general patterns have emerged for strategic ORCID planning: 1) forming a cross-institutional ORCID group to plan for comprehensive, organization-wide adoption, and 2) forming a library-centric ORCID group to spearhead ORCID integration in library systems that can then be used to demonstrate the value of ORCID to other organizational stakeholders. Common stakeholders at a research institution include: