Zenodo launched on next generation platform – InvenioRDM

“CERN, OpenAIRE, and the InvenioRDM open source community are excited to announce that Zenodo has moved onto our next generation underlying technical platform, InvenioRDM!

Over the past year, we’ve been working intensely on preparing to move Zenodo on top of a refreshed underlying technical platform, InvenioRDM. Zenodo’s simple user experience and high scalability stay the same, but the underlying engine has been substantially upgraded. In addition InvenioRDM comes with a suite of new features and improvements that have been high on many of our users’ wishlist.

What’s new?

We’ve significantly expanded Zenodo’s collaborative features in many different areas:

Communities: Our community feature has been upgraded with support for multiple curators, members, reviews, curation, and branding, so e.g. multiple curators can now edit records in their community.
Sharing: You can now share records for confidential peer review, enable access requests, or simply create a preview link for your colleagues.
Deposit: Our upload form has received many usability improvements, e.g. being able to select the file which should be previewed by default. In addition we’ve strengthened it through connections to the open science PID infrsatructure, e.g. you can now auto-complete creators from ORCiD and affiliations from ROR, and link to custom funders/awards.
Extras: We’ve also made significant improvements to web accessibility, enabled institutional login via the OpenAIRE AAI, improved usability, and added a download all button for files among other things….”

Better Together: PIDs and Open Science – Connections Make Science Open

“Join us for the third session of Better Together, a joint webinar series co-organized by Crossref, DataCite and ORCID. We are delighted to announce our featured speaker, Dr. Tiffany Straza, an Open Science Consultant in the Section of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at UNESCO.

As addressed in the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science and UNESCO open science toolkit, Open Science infrastructures are key to the sustainability of Open Science. To make scientific research more accessible to everyone, the interoperability and reusability of research outputs associated with uniquely identified individuals are fundamental, which can be achieved via adopting PIDs across different research workflows, improving permanent and unrestricted access to the research community. In this session, we will discuss Open Science, the UNESCO Recommendations, and how connections between research outputs, organizations, and individuals can benefit different research workflows and save costs….”

Adoption of ORCID in Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, and across Africa – opportunities and lessons learned.

“Welcome to our webinar series on Open Science for the Discoverability of African Research; co-organized by UbuntuNet Alliance and Access 2 Perspectives as part of AfricArXiv’s activities for the ORCID Global Participation Program.”

Summarizing ORCID Record Data to Help Maintain Integrity in Scholarly Publishing –

“As a result of our discussions with publishers, vendors, and researchers we developed an initial record summary prototype, which we will be piloting this fall. We’re hoping to make it easier for editors to find and understand information within ORCID records and surface the trust markers that can help them make decisions about the trustworthiness of an ORCID record….”

ORCID Announces Second Round of Global Participation Fund Awardees –

“In 2022, we launched ORCID’s Global Participation Fund (GPF) to provide grants under two different programs—Community Development and Outreach and Technical Integration—as a means of improving understanding and encouraging uptake of ORCID in under-represented countries in the Global South. These grants are awarded on a biannual basis in the amount of US$5,000–20,000, with a duration of 12 months. The GPF is one of the initiatives of our Global Participation Program (GPP), which is designed to increase ORCID membership in the Global South.

Grants from the Community Development and Outreach program support local partners in under-represented areas to build ORCID Communities of Practice. These grants can be used to support local outreach activities, training, and tech support resources for the creation and growth of ORCID consortia that serve those regions.

Grants from the Technical Integration program can be used to fund software development to build and update ORCID integrations in open-source systems. This will foster participation in ORCID in currently under-represented regions and support the creation of technical documentation, outreach, and support for resources created through the grants….”

Better Together: Improving Access to the Global Scholarly Record

“Join us for the second of the joint webinar series co-organized by DataCite, Crossref and ORCID. We will talk in-depth about who we are, our global equitable/participation/access programs, and how our organizations work together for the benefit of the scholarly community. The webinar will be presented in English and will last 90 minutes including time for Q&A. The slides and recording will be shared afterwards with all who register.”

ORCID Increases Financial Support for ROR

By Élan Young

As use cases build in the global research ecosystem around persistent identifiers (PIDs) for research organizations, ORCID has recently increased its financial commitment to the first and only openly available organization identifier—Research Organization Registry (ROR).

Like ORCID, ROR operates an open, community-driven, noncommercial PID registry that is part of the interconnected network of global scholarly infrastructure. However, instead of disambiguating people as ORCID does, ROR disambiguates institution names, captures affiliations, links affiliation metadata to research outputs, and exchanges affiliation information across scholarly systems, making it an indispensable component of a research ecosystem that connects researchers with their research. ROR data is freely and openly available for anyone to use. As a demonstration of our intention to help ensure ROR’s success well into the future, ORCID recently increased its financial support of ROR by contributing $100,000 towards its sustenance and growth. We expect to be able to continue our annual support of ROR at this level for the foreseeable future.


ORCID US Community Consortium Celebrates 200th Member! –

“We are delighted to announce that the ORCID US Community consortium, which is the largest ORCID community of practice in the world, recently signed its 200th member in July. Formed in 2018 by four existing consortia in the US with 88 members, the community had 100 member organizations in late 2018 and now celebrates doubled growth. Lyrasis serves as the US Community consortium lead in partnership with the Big Ten Academic Alliance, the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), and the NorthEast Research Libraries (NERL). The ORCID US Community will be celebrating this exciting milestone at their upcoming community showcase webinar on Wed., 20 Sept., 1-2pm Eastern Time; all interested parties are invited to register to attend.”

Lyrasis in a Landscape of Radical Interdependence

“Our support for licensing has been a difference maker for libraries and many consortia. The scale at which we operate helps drive down costs and secure excellent terms for libraries. While this work will continue in earnest, Lyrasis has also been deeply involved with Open Access initiatives for several years and is developing new approaches and models as open resources continue to become a much larger focus for our organizations. We will continue to work on behalf of the community to shape sustainable Open Access initiatives and will support scholarly infrastructure with support for important programs such as ORCiD and integration of persistent IDs in our systems….”

PIDs and Open Science: Building Community in Latin America –

“Persistent identifiers are playing a key role in driving more robust research infrastructure and open science initiatives across Latin America. This was a primary theme at the event “Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) and Open Science in Latin America” (#PIDsLATAM23) held on April 18 in Buenos Aires (Argentina) during csv,conf,v7.

Organized by DataCite, ROR, and ORCID, the event was attended by more than 70 research stakeholders from across the Latin American region and elsewhere, representing 40 different institutions in total….”

Identificadores Persistentes (PIDs) y la Ciencia Abierta en América Latina | 18 April 2023, Buenos Aires

Google translate: “DataCite, ORCID and ROR are pleased to invite the Latin American research community to participate in an event entirely dedicated to persistent identifiers and open science in the region. Aimed at research directors and managers, librarians and technical staff, in this meeting we will talk about the benefits of persistent identifiers and how their adoption contributes to open science and a more open and robust research ecosystem. Use cases from Argentine and international institutions will be presented and there will be ample space for discussion and networking. Registration is free but places are limited…”

Enabling Value featuring The Lens: Showcasing ORCID-enabled scholarly service providers –

“Introducing Enabling Value, a webinar series showcasing how ORCID-enabled scholarly service providers enable fast and simple registry interoperability for ORCID member organizations and other scholarly institutions.

This first session features The Lens and will focus on the new Lens Profiles, a tool built to support researchers to enhance and maintain their ORCID records….”