The Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory has integrated ORCID into their research resources proposal workflow. All PIs and co-PIs must have an ORCID iD, which is associated with their user portal profile and all submitted proposals.
Courtney is a new EMSL portal user, and is directed to associate her ORCID iD upon signing in. In the “User Info” section, she finds information about how to connect her iD to her user profile. EMSL collects her ORCID iD by using the ORCID Member API, which avoids possible mistakes from users freetyping their iD and will allow the lab to automatically add her awarded research resources and activities to her ORCID record. This connected data will ensure that both Courtney and EMSL are recognized for their resource and facilities use across publishing, funding, and institutional research workflows.
When Courtney indicates that she wants to connect her ORCID iD and EMSL profile, she is taken to the ORCID website and OAuth permissions procedure. She either registers for an ORCID record, or signs in if she already has one. Before EMSL can interact with Courtney’s record, she must give the organization explicit permission to do so. When she provides authorization, she returns to her EMSL profile, where she sees her authenticated ORCID iD. Now this iD will be associated with all proposals that she submits.
Courtney can always confirm which systems she has granted permissions to by signing into her ORCID record and choosing “Account Settings”. All systems that she has connected to will be listed under “Trusted Organizations”, including the date and the permissions granted. If she no longer trusts a system, she can revoke her permissions at any time.
Organizations must collect certain information about the users when granted access to ORCID records. Seen here, EMSL has collected Courtney’s ORCID iD, the permissions authorized by her, when she allowed the authorization, and the tokens that they will use to update her record with new activities.
For more information on EMSL and additional ORCID workflows, please visit these resources or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.