ORCiD Claimathon May 2016

Lakshmi receiving an ORCiD mug with her personalised ID
Lakshmi receiving an ORCiD mug with her personalised ID

The Library held its first ORCiD claimathon on 20th May 2016. Tanya Williamson gave an introduction to ORCiD, after which there was an opportunity to claim your own ORCiD. There were just three attendees but it was a great opportunity to discuss some of the benefits and challenges researchers were encountering.

One researcher could see the benefit due to his popular surname. Issues raised included the researcher’s identity on the HR system not being in sync with the Pure record; another was unable to tell if he had already created an ORCiD when trying to claim an ID through Pure; and email notifications will be sent on a daily and weekly basis (as Pure updates ORCiD daily) unless people turn off their inbox activity in ORCiD.

A prize of a personalised ORCiD mug was awarded to one lucky attendee.

There’ll be another ORCiD workshop on 28th June at 10am in C130, The Library.

More about ORCID on the Library website.