Contributions to the DFG project ORCID DE

ORCID, short for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, is a unique identifier for researchers that enables the networking of scientists wirth their publications, research data and other products of the research process (e. g. software).

The international ORCID consortium links more than 8 million authors worldwide with their articles and research data via the unique ID. To promote the implementation of the ORCID at German universities and non-university research institutions, the project "ORCID DE - Förderung der Open Researcher and Contributor iD in Deutschland" (ORCID DE - Promotion of Open Researcher and Contributor iD in Germany) was launched. This project was initiated by the German Initiative for Network Information (DINI) and was funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) from 2016 to 2019. The project created a central contact point for universities and research institutions. Furthermore the use of the ORCID iD in the context of the Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE) as well as the linkage between ORCID and the Integrated Authority File (GND) was implemented.

At the end of 2019, the DFG approved the project ORCID DE for a second funding period. The follow-up project ("ORCID DE 2 - Konsolidierung der ORCID-Informationsinfrastruktur in Deutschland") will continue to support the implementation of the ORCID at universities and non-university research institutions through an overarching approach and to generate synergies by intensifying coordination of local activities. The project also aims to extend and consolidate the existing network of scientific institutions that have already integrated ORCID into their infrastructures. The focus is both on expansion of the support for institutions and target groups (e. g. publishers or funders) interested in or using the ORCID iD. One work package deals with the usage of identifiers for organisations that shall perspectively be linked to ORCID. The project partners would like to participate in this development on behalf of the German scientific community from the beginning.

With its participation in the project, the Helmholtz Open Science Office at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences takes into account the responsibility for the further development of scientific information management in Germany and underlines its own claim to play a leading and coordinating role.

Project start
ORCID DE: 1st May 2016 (ended 30th November 2019)
ORCID DE 2: 1st January 2020

Project partners

  • Helmholtz Open Science Office at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
  • German National Library (DNB)
  • University Library Bielefeld
  • DataCite e. V.
  • Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and University Library (TIB) Hannover

Project website

Project proposal
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. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2312/lis.16.01   

Bertelmann, R., Cruse, P., Niggemann, E., Pieper, D., Sens, I., Burger, M., Dasler, R., Dreyer, B., Elger, K., Fenner, M., Hagemann-Wilholt, S., Hartmann, S., Höhnow, T., Kett, J., Pampel, H., Pietsch, C., Schirrwagen, J., Summann, F. (2019): ORCID DE 2 – Konsolidierung der ORCID-Informationsinfrastruktur in Deutschland, 21 p.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.2312/lis.20.01

Heinz Pampel, Tel.: +49 331 288-1948, e-mail: heinz.pampel@os.helmholtz.de
Antonia Schrader, e-mail: antonia.schrader@os.helmholtz.de

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