ORCID Integrations in Environmental Research Infrastructures

A THOR-ENVRIplus Bootcamp

Are you working in a technical or leading role within an Environmental Research Infrastructure? Join us at Aalto University in Finland on March 28-29, 2017 to learn more about ORCID integrations and discuss best practices with colleagues from other Environmental Research Infrastructures.

Project THOR supports seamless integration between articles, data and researchers across the research lifecycle. ENVRIplus brings together Environmental and Earth System Research Infrastructures, projects and networks to create an interoperable cluster of Environmental Research Infrastructures across Europe. These two H2020 projects are joining forces by organising a bootcamp focused on ORCID integrations in Environmental Research Infrastructures.

The two day event offers a unique opportunity for knowledge exchange between persistent identification experts from THOR partner organisations (in particular ORCID and DataCite) and the managers, as well as developers, of Environmental Research Infrastructures, in particular ENVRIplus partners.

The bootcamp has a strong emphasis on ORCID integrations and will touch upon the specific challenges Environmental Research Infrastructures are facing in regard of such integrations. The bootcamp also focuses on the technical aspects of implementing ORCID integrations. In addition to infrastructure managers, we thus strongly encourage developers to participate as well.

On March 28, we will give an introduction to ORCID and concepts. We also demonstrate various types of integrations in systems. The second day (March 29) is structured in two separated tracks: Research Infrastructure Developer and Research Infrastructure Manager. We still encourage participants to provide us with input on bootcamp topics. You can enter suggestions when you register for the bootcamp hereThe preliminary agenda topics are included below:

Tuesday March 28

  • Introductions to ORCID and concepts
  • ORCID Integrations in THOR partner systems
  • ORCID Integrations in environmental research infrastructures
  • Challenges and opportunities at the different research infrastructures
  • Q & A and discussion: ORCID integration, Metadata, identification of co-authors, crosslinking PIDs etc.

Wednesday March 29

Parallel track 1: Hands-on exercises for RI Developer

  • Coding ORCID integrations
  • Mining ORCID data dump
  • ORCID iDs in research infrastructure metadata (e.g. SensorML)
  • PID linking and link information exchange
  • ORCID and the ENVRI Reference Model

Parallel track 2 : Discussion/presentation sessions for RI Manager

  • Crosslinking data, author, publication
  • PIDs for instruments, platforms, deployments
  • Dynamic data identification
  • Cost of integrations
  • PIDs in workflows involving research infrastructures and e-infrastructures

The THOR-ENVRIplus team is looking forward to seeing you in Finland!