Three years ago today Open Researcher & Contributor ID (ORCID) launched its service at the Outreach Meeting in Berlin. One of many tweets from the launch day:
— Nature Publishing Gp (@npgnews) October 16, 2012
Executive Director Laure Haak was written a nice blog post summarizing the achievements in the past few years, going from 0 to 1.7 million registered users, 400 members and a staff of 20. Congratulations!
On October 17, a day after the ORCID launch, DataCite started to work with ORCID in the European Commission-funded ORCID and DataCite Interoperability Network ODIN, a project that has laid the groundwork for the integration of both the two services, and associated datasets. DataCite is continuing work with ORCID in the follow-up project THOR that started in June, and there will soon be an exciting announcement about a new integration of the two services.
This birthday has a special meaning for me, as I was a member of the ORCID Board at the time, and had helped organize the launch event in Berlin, as well as the kickoff meeting of the ODIN project, and a well-attended German-language event on author identification in the same venue two days before the launch, co-organized by DINI and the Helmholtz Association. It is really amazing how far we have come since then.
Thank you ORCID for all your great contributions!