JISC has blogged about the overall aims for the project at a national level. Here at Southampton our particular pilot will be taking a three tiered approach with a combination of:
- a roll out of ORCID ID for all researchers with institution-wide impetus
- focus on a specific proof-of-concept exemplar working with the equipment focussedresearch community
- services working in partnership with research groups to support cultural engagement and researcher-led uptake
The use case will demonstrate the power of the ORCID ID to maximise links between the researcher’s identity, the researcher’s outputs, the researcher’s use of equipment/facilities, the necessary use of institutional systems and potential enhancements to the availability of data for national services. We are working with equipment.data to establish how ORCIDs could be used to link publication information to equipment and with EPrints Services to associate ORCIDs with institutional repository records. The ePrints Soton repository recently implemented a means to link publications to grants with information from Gateway to Research. We will explore how linking to ORCIDs can support both more detailed impact narratives and the potential to improve workflows by reducing steps and automating data exchange.