ORCID DE

The Open Researcher and Contributor ID, or ORCID for short, is a unique identifier for researchers and enables the networking of those who contribute to the research process with their publications, research data, and other scientific products (such as software).

The international ORCID consortium on which the initiative is based already connects over 8 million creators worldwide with their articles and research data via a unique ID. In order to promote the widespread implementation of ORCID at universities and non-university research institutions, the project "ORCID DE - Funding of Open Researcher and Contributor ID in Germany" was launched. The project was initiated by the German Initiative for Network Information (DINI) and funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) from 2016 to 2019. As part of the project, a central contact point for universities and non-university research institutions was created; additionally, the use of ORCID iDs in the context of the Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE) and the integration with the Gemeinsamen Normdatei (GND) was successfully implemented.

At the end of 2019, the DFG approved a second funding phase for the ORCID DE project. As part of the follow-up project („ORCID DE 2 – Konsolidierung der ORCID-Informationsinfrastruktur in Deutschland“), the implementation of ORCID at universities and non-university research institutions is to be sustainably supported; this will be pursued within an overarching approach and aided through using local synergies to generate a stronger coordination of project activities. The project also pursues the expansion and consolidation of the existing network of scientific institutions that have integrated ORCID into their infrastructures. The focus is placed on expanding support for institutions or target groups interested in and using ORCID (e.g., publishers and research sponsors) as well as an identification system for organizations linked to ORCID. The project partners aim to be involved in this development on behalf of the German scientific institutions from the start.

With its participation in the project, the Helmholtz Open Science Office at the Helmholtz Center Potsdam - German Research Center for Geosciences GFZ implements its responsibilities for the further development of scientific information management in Germany; the Helmholtz Open Science Office hereby underlines its leading and coordinating role.

Start of the project: 

The project ORCID DE officially started on May 1, 2016 and ended on November 30, 2019. The follow-up project ORCID DE 2 officially started on January 1, 2020 and is expected to end on June 30, 2022.

Project partners:

Additional information:

Website: https://www.orcid-de.org

Bertelmann, R., P. Cruse, E. Niggemann, D. Pieper, I. Sens,M. Burger, R. Dasler, B. Dreyer, K. Elger, M. Fenner, S. Hagemann-Wilholt, S. Hartmann, T. Höhnow, J. Kett, H. Pampel, C. Pietsch, J. Schirrwagen & F. Summann 2019: ORCID DE 2 – Konsolidierung der ORCID-Informationsinfrastruktur in Deutschland. https://doi.org/10.2312/lis.20.01   

Bertelmann, R., E. Niggemann, D. Pieper, K. Elger, M. Fenner, S. Hartmann, T. Höhnow, N. Jahn, U. Müller, H. Pampel, J. Schirrwagen & F. Summann 2015: ORCID DE – Förderung der Open Researcher and Contributor ID in Deutschland, 24 p. https://doi.org/10.2312/lis.16.01    

Contact persons:

Heinz Pampel, Helmholtz Open Science Office

Antonia Schrader, Helmholtz Open Science Office