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ORCID at 10: 10 years of ORCID in the PID infrastructure

October 27 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am UTC-4

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Join us as we celebrate ORCID at 10! 

To fulfill the promise of a robust, inclusive web of scholarly communications, two things are critical: a unique, persistent-identifier (PID) system for digital items, such as published works, and another such system for the people creating those works. With that twin PID foundation in place, discoverability and credit attribution would improve dramatically, opening new channels for collaboration and for tracking and assessing the impact of research across the globe. 

This has been the vision of ORCID from the beginning!

In this webinar, we’ll reflect on ORCID’s first decade: how iD was created, how our use cases have evolved over time, and the challenges we faced (and overcame!) We’ll also share some of our biggest surprises and lessons learned as PID infrastructure has evolved to continue generating trust in research. Finally, we’ll look ahead at what the future may hold for ORCID, PID infrastructure, and the entire research ecosystem. 

To celebrate 10 years of ORCID, 10 lucky registrants will win an ORCID 10th Anniversary swag bundle! To enter the giveaway, opt-in at registration.* 

Featured Panelists:

Laure Haak

Research Scholar, Ronin Institute and Founder, Mighty Red Barn

Laure Haak (she/they) is an entrepreneur, strategist, researcher, and author. She enjoys working with communities to weave compelling stories and create collaborative spaces that inspire sharing, trust, and transparency. Her practice areas are socio-tech entrepreneurship, research infrastructure, nonprofit governance, decision frameworks, and product strategy.

Laure is currently a Research Scholar at the Ronin Institute and founder of the Mighty Red Barn consultancy. Her work draws on diverse experiences – workplace, sector, community, travel – including service as founding Executive Director of ORCID; leadership roles at Thomson Reuters, The US National Academies, and Science Magazine; as well as volunteer service on nonprofit Boards and as a SCORE small business mentor.

Laure is the recipient of the NIH Director’s Award and the Vietsch Medal of Honour. She has a BS and MS in Biology and PhD in Neuroscience from Stanford University and did postdoctoral work at the US National Institutes of Health.

Véronique Kiermer

Chief Scientific Officer, PLOS

Véronique Kiermer is the Chief Scientific Officer at PLOS, the Public Library of Science, where she oversees the editorial department and the development of services, products and policies to promote open science. Before joining PLOS in 2015, she was Executive Editor and Director of Author and Reviewer Services for Nature Publishing Group where she managed editorial and research integrity policies across the Nature journals. She started her career in publishing in 2004 as the founding Chief Editor of Nature Methods. Véronique obtained a PhD in molecular biology from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, in 1998 and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Gladstone Institutes, University of California, San Francisco. She also worked on gene therapy projects in the biotechnology industry in the Bay Area. She is a champion of ORCID and an alumni of its Board of Directors. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Keystone Symposia, the Scientific Advisory Board of the EMBL-EBI Literature Services & Biostudies, the Steering Committee of PREreview and the NISO CRediT Standing Committee. Since 2021, she is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences Strategic Council for Research Excellence, Integrity, and Trust.

Linda O'Brien

Linda O’Brien

ORCID Board Chair and Adjunct Professor and Executive in Residence, Griffith Business School – Department of Business Strategy and Innovation

Linda is Adjunct Professor and Executive in Residence within Griffith Business School’s Department of Business Strategy and Innovation. She has extensive experience in executive leadership and management with particular expertise in data, technology and digital transformation. She has published and presented nationally and internationally in her field, and contributed to the development of the global research information infrastructure as a Director of ORCID, an international Board with directors from both the private and public IT, information and research sector.

What brought Linda to, and keeps her passionate about ORCID is the enormous potential to inter-connect the research ecosystem to drive research accessibility and impact, while significantly reducing administrative burden of researchers.

Julie Petro

Director of Communications, ORCID

Julie is responsible for setting and guiding the strategy for all ORCID communications and ensures our communications activities embed our values, align with our core strategies, and consistently articulate ORCID’s mission. She is fortunate to oversee the talented Communications team as they promote awareness of ORCID with their writing, content management, social media, events, outreach, and web production activities.

Julie can often be found at concerts, trail running (read: mostly walking), reading or working on her novel, or practicing yoga.

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Chris Shillum

Executive Director, ORCID

With more than 25 years of experience in product and platform development in scholarly communications and STM publishing, Chris brings to ORCID his deep expertise in product and technology strategy in a time of rapidly changing business models, technological advances, and increasing expectations from users and customers. He previously held a number of leadership positions at Elsevier, and has served on the boards of Crossref, ORCID, the International DOI Foundation and the National Information Standards Organization. Outside work, Chris enjoys travel, music and movies.

Will Simpson

Director of Tech, ORCID

Will is responsible for ORCID’s technical strategy, infrastructure, and scalability, and manages the technology team.

Will graduated in 2000 with a first class honors degree in Physics from University College London, and is also a qualified teacher of English as a foreign language.

*To enter, participants must register for the webinar and opt-in to the giveaway at registration. Entries will close 24 hours prior to the webinar on October 26 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be announced during the webinar. Participants are not required to attend the webinar to win. ORCID will contact each winner after the webinar to coordinate prize delivery. Giveaway is open to participants worldwide.