Project plan

Embedding ORCID across researcher career paths

Introduction

At Northumbria University, research is at the core of our academic community and we pride ourselves on research that makes a real difference to people’s lives, businesses, society, culture and the economy. The University is firmly committed to developing the careers of researchers, whether they are pursuing a dedicated research career or carrying out research as part of a wider teaching and research role and is implementing the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.

This proposal for ‘Embedding ORCID across research career paths’ stems from this commitment to supporting research and researchers. Working with Jisc and ARMA on the ORCID implementation pilot project enables us to build on existing work to promote ORCID within the institution.

For more information about the pilot project, please visit the project blog.

Aims

The proposed work is for two use cases, located at different points on the researcher career path.

Use case one: Moving ORCID Upstream

To maximize the benefits of ORCID registration for the researcher and the institution by enabling student registration for ORCID in the PGR research development workflow. This will allow researchers to have and use ORCID from the earliest point of their research career and move ORCID further upstream in institutional enterprise architecture with potential to enable deeper level of interoperability and data exchange across different business systems

Use case two: enhancing registration in campus based publishing partnerships

To support registration of authors submitting research to journals published as part of a campus-based publishing partnership. Applying ORCID will not only enhance registration and the quality of each publication, but also support more widely Open Access, discoverability and attribution, by connecting to the wider ecology to enrich intellectual infrastructure at local and global scales.

Objectives

  • Institutional membership of ORCID.
  • Workflows for student registration of ORCID.
  • Workflows for self-service entry of ORCID into the student record via the student portal.
  • Return ORCID in the 2014 HESA return.
  • Collaboration across services and faculties at Northumbria University.
  • Integration of ORCID to systems used at Northumbria.

Outputs

  • Detailed case study on implementations, including critical success factors and lessons learned
  • Cross-functional workflow and business process documentation.
  • Sharing of any integration tools.
  • Analytics of management information and activity data to demonstrate value and impact.

Achievements for Northumbria University

Use case one: Moving ORCID Upstream

  • Inclusion of ORCID in the 2014/15 HESA return.
  • Proof of concept that could be extended to academic staff via different systems, including the HR database.
  • A deeper level of interoperability and data exchange across different business systems.

Use case one has relevance to all UK HEIs, particularly those sharing similar or identical enterprise systems (e.g. SITS).

Use case two: enhancing registration in campus based publishing partnerships

  • Registration supported as a condition of publication in the open journal platform.
  • Improved discoverability and attribution of articles published via the open journal platform.
  • Connecting to the wider ecology to enrich intellectual infrastructure at local and global scales.

This use case is relevant to HEIs globally, who are running or developing campus based publishing partnerships, an increasingly important feature of the scholarly landscape in response to the opportunities offered by digital and Open Access.

Project Team

Both use cases involve collaboration and partnership of stakeholders across the University.

Project sponsor – Nick Woolley – Head of Academic Library Services, Academic Services http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6844-4017

Project manager – Ellen Cole – Scholarly Publications Librarian, Academic Services http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1293-2599

Tim Baxter – Graduate School Manager, Research and Business Services
Tim Fieldsen – Solution Architect, IT Services
Ruth Hattam – Assistant Director (Research), Research and Business Services
Laura Hutchinson – Graduate School Coordinator, Research and Business Services
Duncan James – Records and Information Manager, Legal Services
Julie McLeod – Professor in Records Management, Faculty of Engineering and Environment http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3330-898X
David Young – Research Funding and Policy Manager, Research and Business Services

Project timeline and planned budget to follow.

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About Ellen Cole

Scholarly Publications Librarian at Northumbria University.
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