There’s a definite autumnal chill in the air in the mornings that puts a spring in your step and progress on our ORCID project is speeding up.
Much of the summer has been spent in discussions with our Legal Services over the model we will use. We seriously underestimated how much time this would take due to the legal complexities. As a result we have changed our plans slightly and now we will be asking University members to either create and ORCID id or connect their existing one rather than automatically creating an id for them. We’ve agreed the wording of the screen text with Legal Services which will sit within our institutional account management environment called ‘Subscribe’.
iSolutions, our central IT department have now picked up the reins and are working on implementing the system. We’ve aiming to start outreach in later this autumn, primarily to our academic and research staff, although research students will also be encourage to sign up.