8 December 2016, 3-4pm CET

Introducing ORCID - Researcher identification and research information

Josh Brown, from ORCID, will introduce the Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID) and give an overview of the many ways that research systems are integrating the unique identifier for researchers. He will share some best practice guidelines for working with ORCID IDs and highlight forthcoming developments.

Paul Vierkant, Helmholtz Association will introduce the ORCID DE project, sharing the status and aims of this national ORCID integration and adoption programme. In doing so, he will also share some insightful new research about the spread and usage of ORCID IDs in German research organizations.


Thursday the 8th December


3 pm CET (Central European Time)


Please refer to the recorded session and the presentation slides for further information.​​​​​​​


1 hour incl. Q&A

Subject level:

Beginner to intermediate

Learning Outcomes

After this webinar you should have a better understanding of:

  • The challenges and value of author disambiguation
  • The institutional need for author identification
  • How to use the Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID)
  • The German research project ORCID DE
  • How ORCID is growing in Europe and internationally

About the presenters

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Josh Brown

Regional Director, Europe


Josh is ORCID’s Regional Director Europe and works with stakeholders from across Europe to support understanding and engagement, and promote adoption of ORCID. Previous to ORCID, Josh was consortium and operations manager for SCOAP3, program manager for digital infrastructure at JISC, and project officer for SHERPA-LEAP at University College London.

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Paul Vierkant

Helmholtz Association

 The past five years Paul was involved in the development of all types of open access repositories. Having built a disciplinary, institutional and a research data repository he has extensive experience in the analysis and management of open access repositories.© springer He also worked in several projects building the registry of research data repositories re3data and the Open Access Repository Ranking. Paul currently spreads the word of ORCID in the project ORCID DE. He is a member of the Helmholtz Open Science Coordination Office.

About the host

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Matt Peck

Account Development Manager

Springer Nature

Matt has worked for over 7 years in scientific publishing, with early career experience of journals product marketing, he has spent the past couple of years working in Library Communications, and in April 2016, was appointed Account Development Manager for UK & Ireland markets at Springer Nature.

Unable to attend? This session will be recorded and made available for downloading.


8 December 2016: Introducing ORCID - Researcher identification and research information

  • ORCID and researcher identification - Josh Brown, ORCID
  • ORCID DE - Initiative to promote ORCID in Germany - Paul Vierkant, Helmholtz Association

Introducing ORCID