It’s the 10th anniversary of the ORCID registry which launched in 2012! An excellent example of what collaboration across the scholarly communications ecosystem can achieve, the ORCID registry is now the most well-known tool to disambiguate researchers in the PID universe.
To celebrate their 10th anniversary, ORCID has produced an entertaining and insightful piece about their history, including interviews with many of the key people involved in the startup of ORCID. Howard Ratner, Executive Director of CHORUS, was one of the co-founders of ORCID and recalls the enthusiasm with which the researcher community received the idea of contributor identifiers and the moment the team realized “that ORCID, while it had a role to play with publishers, had a much bigger role to play outside of publishing.”
We too celebrate ORCID’s success – PIDs like ORCID and other persistent metadata are core to CHORUS’ ability to identify and track the outputs of funded research. You can learn more about how this important PID came to be at ORCID’s First Decade: From Startup to Sustainability.