ORCID: a system to uniquely identify researchers

@article{Haak2012ORCIDAS,
  title={ORCID: a system to uniquely identify researchers},
  author={Laurel L. Haak and Martin Fenner and L. Paglione and E. Pentz and H. Ratner},
  journal={Learned Publishing},
  year={2012},
  volume={25}
}
The Open Researcher & Contributor ID (ORCID) registry presents a unique opportunity to solve the problem of author name ambiguity. At its core the value of the ORCID registry is that it crosses disciplines, organizations, and countries, linking ORCID with both existing identifier schemes as well as publications and other research activities. By supporting linkages across multiple datasets – clinical trials, publications, patents, datasets – such a registry becomes a switchboard for researchers… Expand
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