Introducing ORCID at UW-Madison


By Trisha Adamus, Data, Network, and Translational Research Librarian at Ebling Library

ORCID (pronounced “orkid”) stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers. An ORCID iD acts as a unique identifier for a person, much like a publication has a DOI. ORCID acts as a transparent “hub” between different sites and services in the researcher workflow – funders, publishers, repositories, research networks and more.

The ORCID Registry is available free of charge to individuals, who may obtain an ORCID identifier, manage their record of activities, and search for others in the Registry. The Health Sciences Library (Ebling Library), is a licensed member of ORCID, which allows the Library to link biographical and bibliographic information to ORCID identifiers, update ORCID records, to receive updates from ORCID, and to register employees and students for ORCID identifiers.

While not mandatory, publishers and funding agencies are increasingly adopting ORCID as a tool to manage submissions and applications. At some point in the future having an ORCID iD and using ORCID as a tool may be required. For new researchers, an ORCID iD offers a way to have an accurate record of scholarly output from the very beginning. An ORCID iD can be used on CVs, departmental webpages, email signatures, in professional directories and more.

You can set up your own ORCID iD using the Register for an ORCID iD website and your UW-Madison email address. If you created an ORCID iD using a different email address you can update your profile at to add your current UW-Madison ( address. The ORCID iD is tied to you, not any particular institution. You can add publications from previous jobs, and if you leave UW-Madison just update your ORCID profile with your new email address.

To learn more about ORCID please visit the Ebling Library webpage on ORCID or contact the University of Wisconsin – Madison ORCID Ambassador Trisha

DMPTool Webinar Series Continues


DMPTool Webinar Series Brown Bag

Join us for a ~15 part webinar series on the Data Management Planning Tool, DMPTool, from the California Digital Library.  This series will introduce the tool, discuss how to use it effectively, and describe how it can be customized for institutional needs.  Librarians, staff, and information professionals interested in promoting the use of the DMPTool by researchers are encouraged to attend.

DMPTool wiki

More information on the DMPTool webinar series.

Webinar 1: Introduction to DMPTool. Recorded May 28th.  Slides available.

Webinar 2: Learning about data management: Resources, tools, and materials you can use. Recorded June 4th.  Slides and bibliography available.

Webinar 3:  Customizing the DMPTool for your institution. Recorded June 18th. Slides available.

Webinar 4: Environmental Scan:  Identify stakeholders and partners in data management. Recorded June 25th.  Slides available.

Webinar 5: Promoting institutional services with the DMPTool (EZID as an example). Recorded July 9th.  Slides available.

Webinar 6:  Health Sciences & DMPTool – Lisa Federer, UCLA.  Recorded July 16th.  Slides available.

Webinar 7: Digital humanities and the DMPTool – Miriam Posner, UCLA.  Recorded July 30th.  Slides available.

Webinar 8, Tuesday, August 13, 12-1pm, 126 Memorial Library – Data curation profiles and the DMPTool – Jake Carlson

VIVO Webinar Series

Overview of VIVO

  • What is VIVO with Brian Lowe, Cornell University
  • Implementation with Jon Corson-Rikert, Cornell University
  • Future Directions with Dean Kraft, Cornell University

Slides from the presentation are also available.

Case Studies: VIVO implementations at Colorado, Brown, Duke & Weill Cornell Medical College

  • University of Colorado – Boulder implementation with Alex Viggio
  • Scholars@Duke with Julia Trimmer, Duke University
  • Brown University implementation with Steven McCauley
  • Weill Cornell Medical College with Paul Albert

Slides from the presentation are also available.

VIVO Technical Deep Dive: A look under the hood at the VIVO ontologies, linked open data, and community processes supporting VIVO.

Slides from the presentation are also available.

About the VIVO series

A 3 part series on VIVO, an open-source research discovery tool that integrates information about researchers with additional context from their relationships to grants, publications, research facilities, projects, events, affiliations, and with other researchers.

  • Webinar 1, Overview of VIVO and the VIVO community. Recorded on May 14, 2013.
  • Webinar 2, Case Studies: VIVO implementations at Colorado, Brown, Duke & Weill Cornell Medical College. Recorded on June 4, 2013.
  • Webinar 3,  VIVO Technical Deep Dive: A look under the hood at the VIVO ontologies, linked open data, and community processes supporting VIVO. Recorded on June 11, 2013

Or, view all of the VIVO webinar series recordings and slides at The Duraspace Community Webinar Series.