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Altmetric ORCID profiles

Cat Williams, 30th October 2014

Ahead of the recent 1:AM altmetrics conference we ran a hack day at the Macmillan offices in King’s Cross. Lots of exciting ideas and developments came out of the day, and there was one in particular we wanted to share…

Altmetric have been a supporting member of ORCID, an organization which enables researchers to create a unique identifier for themselves that they can then associate with all of their research outputs, since early 2013.

It’s always been possible for our  database to capture and store the journal and publisher information for the 2.5 million+ published articles and datasets we’ve seen mentions of online in the last few years, but matching those outputs back to an author represents more of a challenge.

Whether it is a researcher with the same name as another, a different spelling or use of just an initial and surname, or a change of family name, it can be very hard to generate a consistent and reliable record of scholarship. ORCID offers a solution for many of these roadblocks,and it’s adoption is being encouraged globally by institutions, funders and publishers.

We were therefore very excited when one of the teams at the hack day decided to focus their efforts on building a tool that brings the Altmetric data and ORCID IDs together – meaning you could easily find and browse the altmetrics data for any output that was associated with a specific ORCID ID (i.e. a specific researcher).

A test version of what was built can be found here; feel free to try it out! Just enter in the ORCID ID for any researcher and (complete with magical spinning donut) you’ll get back all of the Altmetric data and a breakdown of the mentions for all of that authors output. It should run without too many issues but please do bear in mind that this was built in a day and hasn’t been rigorously tested – be gentle.

We’ve used our Product Development Manager Jean’s ORCID ID in this example:

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We’d love to know what you think and will be looking to build ORCID integration further into Altmetric tools in future.

 

 

14 Responses to “Altmetric ORCID profiles”

Altmetric (@altmetric)
October 30, 2014 at 12:00 am

Come play! @Altmetric ORCID profiles - a hack day build: http://t.co/xuG9hHamtR #altmetrics #oa

Y F
October 30, 2014 at 12:00 am

Hi,
seems like a nice tool and it almost worked for me.
I think that the main problem comes from ORCID itself, where it's very hard to edit or relink the works on your profile.
As a result, if a work is found through Europe PMC, then the link goes to Europe PMC, which might not have been Altmetric'd.
However, for the same paper, if you google the title and click on the publisher's page, you realize it's been altmetric'd far better.
So further than unique IDs for researcher, ORCID should really pay attention to DOIs rather than trusting databases. Same goes for Altmetric.
Best of luck with this nice new tool :D
Cheers,

@AdrianStanley13
October 31, 2014 at 12:00 am

@altmetric and @ORCID_Org profiles - hack day blog posting-results : http://t.co/gK9lQgEcx4 #altmetrics

Scott Matthewman (@scottm)
October 31, 2014 at 12:00 am

A hack day @altmetric project to combine Altmetric stats with ORCID profiles http://t.co/MSIVh7pjaH

@TBrigham
November 2, 2014 at 12:00 am

MT @altmetric: Come play! @Altmetric @ORCID_Org profiles - a hack day build: http://t.co/3r6QiFtHCi #altmetrics #oa #orcid

@OikosOffice_Dir
November 3, 2014 at 12:00 am

Orcid and Altmetrics play together: http://t.co/kk54C8CkD9

Lou Woodley (@LouWoodley)
November 3, 2014 at 12:00 am

Linking @altmetric data with ORCID IDs - new tool created at a recent #altmetrics hackday: http://t.co/jXEiz2D5E2

[…] Linking up Almetric and ORCID researcher profiles – thanks to a tool built at a recent hackday. […]

@_Jni_
November 7, 2014 at 12:00 am

.@AvianBiology @JamesGrecian Nice! Have you seen the test of integrating @ORCID_Org and @altmetric - pretty cool too http://t.co/uHD5rwXMno

@lfvscience20
November 10, 2014 at 12:00 am

Altmetric ORCID profiles #altmetrics http://t.co/U2R9corak0

Links vom 13.11.2014 | Offene Wissenschaft
November 14, 2014 at 12:00 am

[…] Altmetric ORCID profiles – Im Hause Altmetrics hat man auf dem Hack Day an einem kleinen Tool gebastelt, was Altmetrics-Daten und ORCID ID's zuverlässich zusammenbringt und darstellbar/auswertbar macht: "…building a tool that brings the Altmetric data and ORCID IDs together – meaning you could easily find and browse the altmetrics data for any output that was associated with a specific ORCID ID (i.e. a specific researcher)." […]

Taraneh Javanbakht
March 2, 2015 at 12:00 am

The websites such as ORCID that provide the researchers' profiles are good tools on the web.

@n_simons
April 14, 2015 at 12:00 am

Altmetric ORCID profiles http://t.co/0plAitPlpI #orcidrt15

@shefw
November 3, 2015 at 12:00 am

About 30 secs betw when Kortney Capretta m/t the @altmetric ORCID profile before I had to try it out: https://t.co/mUwIulr1W1 #ORCID15

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