ORCID US Community Awards

The ORCID US Community Awards encourage and provide recognition for participation, sharing, and achievements in the ORCID US Community. Winners are determined on a yearly basis from May 16 of a given year to May 15 of the following year, with winners announced on May 20 each year.

Award Categories

  • "Institutional Achievement" - Institutions that have launched custom ORCID API integrations by May 15 will receive special recognition in the June ORCID US Community Newsletter
  • "Most Active" individual - Individual with the most posts in the discussion forum by May 15 will win a customized ORCID mug and will receive special recognition in the June ORCID US Community Newsletter
  • "Most Helpful" individual* - Individual with the most nominations from peers in the community by May 15 will win a customized ORCID mug and all nominees will receive special recognition in the June ORCID US Community Newsletter

​*Nominate your peers for the “Most Helpful” individual award:

Has someone in the ORCID US Community been especially helpful to you? Maybe you watched a webinar presentation that stood out and gave you some good ideas. Maybe you read a post in the discussion forum that really helped you understand an ORCID process or scenario. If someone has been helpful to you in this way, please nominate that person for our ORCID US Community Awards “Most Helpful” individual category by completing this brief form by midnight on May 15: https://goo.gl/forms/703xJJ3HMRBeLB2L2. The individual with the most nominations will be announced on May 20, with all nominees receiving honorable mention.

All award winners must be ORCID US Community member institutions or employees of these institutions. Nominations for “Most Helpful” individual must come from employees of member institutions. Individuals may nominate someone at their own institution. An individual may not nominate another specific individual more than once per year. Individuals may not nominate themselves.

Past Winners

2019

  • “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:

2020

  • “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.”
    • Shout out to Mark Bilby for one nomination as a leading advocate for ORCID adoption in the California State University system
    • Shout out to Jason Ronallo who also received nominations for sharing expertise and leading ORCID initiatives at North Carolina State University (Jason was the winner in this category last year)
  • Institutional Involvement: Stanford University, with 9 individuals from Stanford plugged into the ORCID US Community discussion forum
  • Institutional Achievement: 

2021

  • “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! Note: due to the logistical implications of this category (larger institutions have an advantage, since the larger the institution, the more people from that institution can participate in the discussion forum), we will retire this category for 2022.
  • Institutional Achievement:
    • California Digital Library – DMPTool (connects ORCID iD with researcher profiles)
    • Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) – MediaWiki (login with ORCID)
    • 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)

Note: The “Institutional Involvement” award for the institution with the most individuals plugged in to the ORCID US Community discussion forum has been retired from the Awards program as of June 2021, due to the logistical inequities implied by the category (larger institutions have an advantage, since the larger the institution, the more people from that institution can participate in the discussion forum).