ORCID for instruments

Has anyone come across anything more about using ORCiD for instruments and facilities?

The possibility of this came up in conversation at the RDA event a few weeks ago, but it wasn’t elaborated on. Looking about, I see there was a working group set up to discuss this in 2017, but I haven’t been able to find anything about what happened regarding this.

Love to find out more!

Hi and thanks for asking! I’m happy to say that we have added a new section for this information – Research Resources – in our most recent API (3.0). It can only be populated by ORCID member organizations, not by users, and a handful of members have started to use it (the figures below are as of August 16). You can read more about the Research Resources section on our website: member workflows, KnowledgeBase article for users, and the launch blog post.

Hope that helps and please let me know if you have any other questions - thanks!


Number of research-resource items… 1,203
Research-resource items by visibility…
-PUBLIC (1,042)
Records that have at least one research-resource item… 698
Number of unique research-resource organizations… 1,254
Top 5 clients adding research-resource and # of research-resource items added…
-Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) (666)
-Oak Ridge National Laboratory (535)
-XSEDE (1)
-Production Test Updater Client 1 (1)

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Thanks for the information! You’ve given me a good place to start…

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