Working Collectively to Promote Facilities Use

The ORCID User Facilities and Publications Working Group has issued a report that suggests a route to improved attribution and acknowledgement of research support related to use of facilities and specialized equipment, and better tools for the capture and analysis of that information.

The Working Group brought together stakeholders from labs, publishers, US federal agencies, and infrastructure providers. CHORUS was well represented, with Executive Director Howard Ratner participating, along with delegates from several CHORUS members and agency partners. The group analyzed workflows, technologies, and standards in use by user facilities and publishers, and identified key points at which information could be shared or made available to other systems. The full report is available here.

The group has also defined two pilot projects, one that targets processes at facilities, to integrate identifiers into user facility proposal submission or site access requests, and the second targets manuscript submission processes to integrate award and facility IDs into the manuscript publication process. Learn more about the working group’s findings and see how you can participate in one of the pilot projects at ORCID’s blog post.

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