ORCID in Israel

MALMAD is leading the ORCID consortium in Israel, to provide administrative and technical support to universities to integrate researchers’ ORCID ID in relevant information systems, including interfaces between the systems.

What is ORCID?

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from other researchers and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers’ professional activities to ensure that work is recognized. ORCID is part of the wider digital infrastructure needed for researchers to share information and enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and affiliations. ORCID provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities.

The ORCID number is a 16-digit monolithic number used to identify the researcher in a variety of systems by all parameters that accompany the study, such as publisher, research funds, conference organizers, open advertising databases, social networks for researchers, etc. It also identifies the researcher in university and inter-university systems, especially Current Research Information Systems (CRIS).

The ORCID number accompanies researchers throughout their career, allowing clear identification and affiliation, even if the name, role or institutional affiliation changes.

ORCID’s open software interfaces enable the automatic flow of information between different systems, subject to authorizations granted by the researcher. For example:

  • Information on a published article will automatically be shared from the publisher to the researcher’s ORCID account
  • Information on research products linked to a research grant will automatically be shared from the ORCID account to the research fund that financed it

ORCID systems meet the most stringent standards of information security and privacy. Each researcher is given the opportunity to examine the privileges granted to each organization and each information element in a simple intuitive interface, and to easily change granted permissions.

In addition, ORCID numbers are also used as a personal ID for researchers in their universities and in inter university systems, preventing the threat of identity theft such as ID number or other identity details.

For additional information please contact Dror Berger – dror@iucc.ac.il