ORCID US Community Awards
The ORCID US Community Awards encourage and provide recognition for participation, sharing, and achievements in the ORCID US Community. The award cycle runs from December 1st to November 30th each year and award recipients are announced at our Annual Member Meeting every December.
Nominate your peers!
The ORCID US Community Awards has two award categories that accept nominations: the “Most Helpful” individual category and the “Outstanding Outreach Effort of the Year'' category.
Has someone in the ORCID US Community been especially helpful to you? Perhaps you watched a webinar presentation that gave you some good ideas, or you read a post in the discussion forum that really helped you understand an ORCID process or scenario? Nominate them for the “Most Helpful” individual award!
Has your organization launched any outreach efforts to increase ORCID adoption? Perhaps your organization created a series of workshops about using ORCID, or a newsletter to showcase the benefit of ORCID integration? Nominate your organization for the “Outreach Effort of the Year” award!
Nominatations can be submitted through our Community Awards Nomination Form.
Award Nomination Criteria
All award winners must be ORCID US Community member organizations or employees of these organizations.
Nominations for “Most Helpful” individual must come from employees of member organizations. Individuals may nominate someone at their own organization. An individual may not nominate another specific individual more than once per year. Individuals may not nominate themselves.
For the “Outstanding Outreach Effort of the Year” award, individuals may self-nominate their own organization.
- "Most Helpful" individual - Individual with the most nominations from peers in the community by November 30th will win a customized ORCID mug. All nominees will receive special recognition in the ORCID US Community Newsletter and at the Annual Meeting in December.
- Outstanding Outreach Effort of the Year - Organizations that have been nominated for their special outreach efforts by November 30th will receive recognition in the ORCID US Community Newsletter and at the Annual Meeting in December. Up to five “winning” organizations will receive an ORCID swag package; winners will be determined based on descriptions of outreach activities submitted via the nominations form.
- Organizational Achievement - Organizations that have launched custom ORCID API integrations by November 30th will receive special recognition in the ORCID US Community Newsletter and at the Annual Meeting in December.
- Volunteers Recognition - Individuals who volunteered on ORCID US Community events by November 30th will be entered into a prize drawing and recognized at the Annual Meeting in December.
Congratulations to our 2023 Award Recipients!
- “Most Helpful” Individual: Rebecca A. Welzenbach, Research Impact and Information Science Librarian (University of Michigan), nominated and recognized for their support of colleagues doing outreach with ORCID.
- Outstanding Outreach Efforts of the Year:
- Emory University (led by Jody Bailey) for creating faculty testimonial videos, outreach materials such as flyers, digital signage, postcards, and other assets distributed across campus, and working with university publications to highlight ORCID in the daily newsletter.
- Ohio University (led by Paul Campbell) for creating an ORCID guide with custom ORCID videos for researchers and graduate students.
- RTI International (led by Bonnie Nelson) for collaborating with multiple internal stakeholders to encourage use of ORCID in research activity reporting, publishing, funding proposals, and including ORCID iDs in posters to publicize internally funded research projects, all resulting in a substantial increase of ORCID adoption across the organization.
We also would like to recognize the following organizations on their outreach efforts this past year:
- Arizona State University
- Augusta University
- Denver Health & Hospital Authority
- Indiana University
- Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
- Louisiana State University
- Nemours Children’s Health
- Northeastern University
- Northwestern University
- Ohio State University
- Oklahoma State University
- Stanford University
- Texas Tech University
- University of Arizona
- University of California, Santa Barbara
- University of Georgia
- University of Miami
- University of Michigan
- University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- University of Oklahoma
- University of Tennessee
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
- West Virginia University
- Organizational Achievement: The following organizations completed custom ORCID API integrations this year:
- Georgia State University for an application that connects with ORCID and writes “employment” affiliations to ORCID records
- Harvard University for integrating their central identity management system with ORCID
- Johns Hopkins University for linking their JHU directory with ORCID
- National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) for using ORCID as a way to authenticate users of NCAR’s Research Data Archive
- Ohio State University for connecting ORCID iDs through their identity profiles
- Princeton University for connecting ORCID iDs to Princeton NET IDs.
- SUNY Binghamton for connecting ORCID with their portal and writing “employment” and “education” affiliations to ORCID records
- University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) for connecting ORCID iDs in their human resources system
- University of Idaho for a centralized API integration allowing researchers to connect their ORCID iD with the institution and for writing “funding” and “works” to ORCID records
- University of Vermont for connecting ORCID with their directory information system.
- Vivli for pushing “works” into ORCID records via the Vivli platform
- Volunteer Recognition: The following individuals graciously volunteered their time to share their experience and insight with others at ORCID US Community organized events/sessions this year:
- Clarke Iakovakis, Oklahoma State University - presented at Expert Finder Systems conference panel
- Emily Hart, Syracuse University - presented at April community call on member reporting
- Iqbal Hossain, University of Arizona - presented at Expert Finder Systems conference panel
- Jeremiah Mercurio, Columbia University - presented at July community call on publishing workflows
- Lori Schultz, University of Arizona - presented at June community call on NSPM-33 updates, and Expert Finder Systems conference panel
- Matthew Brannen, Denver Health and Hospital Authority - presented at 2023 showcase webinar
- Mick Chambers, Georgia State University - presented at 2023 showcase webinar
- Riley Taitingfong, University of Arizona - presented at the November community call on FAIR and CARE principles
- Zach Chandler, Stanford University - presented at 2023 showcase webinar, and Expert Finder Systems conference panel
- Laura Burtle, Georgia State University - presented at 2023 showcase webinar
We have retired some of the award categories since the start of these awards. These legacy awards are:
- The “Institutional Involvement” award for the institution with the most individuals involved in the ORCID US Community discussion forum. Retired in June 2021.
- The "Most Active" award for the most active individual in our ORCID US Community. Retired in May 2022.
- “Most Active” individual: Peter Mangiafico, Product Manager, Library Technology at Stanford University, with multiple postings and reads in the discussion forum.
- “Most Helpful” individual: Kelly Lockhart, Software Engineer at NASA Astrophysics Data System (Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian), nominated and recognized for their work in integrating NASA ADS with ORCID.
- Shout out to Amy Koshoffer at University of Cincinnati for sharing their work in integrating ORCID with their data systems.
- Shout out to Christina Miskey at University of Nevada, Las Vegas for sharing and discussing their ORCID integrations.
- Shout out to Jason Ronallo at North Carolina State University for sharing their knowledge and expertise of ORCID adoptions to other organizations.
- Shout out to Yingting Zhang at Rutgers University for sharing their ORCID outreach work to the community.
- Shout out to the Team at Stanford University for presenting and sharing their ORCID integrations at our “Writing to ORCID” community call.
- Institutional Achievement:
- Boise State University - Library-managed application to connect authenticated ORCID iDs with Boise State IDs
- Denver Health and Hospital Authority - Internal application that allows DHHA researchers to connect their ORCID iD with the organization, display works, and build reports from ORCID works data
- Drexel University - YAMZ metadata dictionary (allows for sign-in using ORCID)
- Emory University - Central identity management integration to connect authenticated ORCID iDs with Emory IDs
- Harvard Medical School - integration to display ORCID iDs in Salesforce profiles
- Johns Hopkins University - integration with CRAEDL (Collaborative Research Administration Environment and Data Library) that collects authenticated ORCID iDs and write works to ORCID
- New York University - integration with Local Contexts (displays authenticated ORCID iDs in user profiles)
- Stanford University - CEDAR (Center for Expanded Data Annotation and Retrieval) (allows for sign-in using ORCID and displays authenticated ORCID iDs in user profiles)
- University Corporation for Atmospheric Research - Climate Data Gateway at NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research) (allows for sign-in using ORCID)
- University Corporation for Atmospheric Research - GeoScience Data Exchange at NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research) (allows for sign-in using ORCID)
- University of Connecticut - NMR Box platform for biomolecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance software (allows for connecting authenticated ORCID iD to user profiles)
- University of Florida - ORCID portal that allows UF researchers to connect their ORCID iD and send data from UF, such as grant funding information, to their ORCID record
- “Most Active” individual: Christina Miskey, Scholarly Communication Librarian for Research Infrastructure at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with 2 posts in the discussion forum and 52 posts read this year!
- “Most Helpful” individual: Lauren Di Monte, Assistant Dean for Digital & Research Strategies at University of Rochester River Campus Libraries, nominated for sharing her experience with ORCID adoption at the University of Rochester.
- Institutional Involvement: Stanford University (for the third year in a row!) with 17 individuals plugged into the ORCID US Community discussion forum!
- Institutional Achievement:
- California Digital Library – DMPTool (connects ORCID iD with researcher profiles)
- Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) – MediaWiki (login with ORCID)
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – PhysioNet (connects ORCID iD with researcher profiles)
- Nemours Foundation – DE-CTR ACCEL (Accelerating Clinical and Translational Research) Project (connects ORCID iD with researcher profile)
- Pennsylvania State University – Researcher Metadata Database (writes employment and works to ORCID)
- University of Arizona – KMap 1 (includes ORCID iD and relevant ORCID data in institutional knowledge map)
- University of Washington – Department of Statistics (displays ORCID iD on faculty/staff profiles)
- Wayne State University – Wayne State directory (displays ORCID iD on individual profiles)
- “Most Active” individual: Jennifer Davis, Scholarship and Data Librarian at Augusta University with 11 posts in the ORCID US Community discussion forum this year
- “Most Helpful” individual: Jane Scott, Manager of Digital Services and Technology Planning at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, received two nominations for sharing “insight and advice for central ORCID API integration.”
- Institutional Involvement: Stanford University, with 9 individuals from Stanford plugged into the ORCID US Community discussion forum
- Institutional Achievement:
- Arizona State University – “Create & Connect” microservice application
- Florida State University – central “Create & Connect” application
- Georgetown University – integration with faculty profiles
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – integration for publication records extraction
- Oregon State University – integration with central identity management
- Stanford University – integration with central identity management
- University of California, Los Angeles – integration with internal faculty reporting system for the Department of Radiological Sciences
- University of Colorado, Boulder – integration with central identity management
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – integration with central identity management
- University of Maryland Libraries – “Create & Connect” application
- University of Minnesota – integration with central identity management
- “Most Active” individual: Elena Kazakova, Senior Business Analyst, University of Colorado Boulder with 6 posts in the ORCID US Community discussion forum
- “Most Helpful” individual: Jason Ronallo, Department Head, Digital Library Initiatives, North Carolina State University. Nomination: “Jason has been incredibly informative and generous in sharing his work with the community, and with [my institution] specifically when we have asked for examples for a similar ORCID connector implementation.”
- Institutional Involvement: Tie between Stanford University and Yale University, with 8 individuals from each institution plugged into the ORCID US Community discussion forum
- Institutional Achievement:
- Florida State University – integration with Faculty Expertise & Advancement System
- Johns Hopkins University – integration with internal publication list generator application
- Mississippi State University – integration with MSU Faculty Authors VIVO application
- North Carolina State University – integration with Citation Index application
- University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – integration with CILogon
- University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center – integration with central ID management system