Interfolio is an ORCID Member Organization. ORCID’s vision is a world where all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected with their contributions and affiliations across disciplines, borders, and time. ORCID is an open, not-for-profit organization that serves the research community by collaborating and innovating with organizations like Interfolio. They provide individuals with a unique identifier, an ORCID iD, that reliably and clearly connects them with their research contributions and affiliations.
Our integration with ORCID allows users to seamlessly update their data within Interfolio Faculty180 from their ORCID record, and similarly allows the Faculty180 user to push data from their Faculty180 activities back into their ORCID record. In order to use this integration a faculty member must establish an account/record in the ORCID system, thus generating a unique ORCID iD for themselves. Once an ORCID account is established the faculty member simply gives Faculty180 permission, via OAuth, to access the ORCID account directly, then the ORCID import and export functionality becomes available. (Note: If you have a Faculty180 account in an institutional database your institution must take certain steps to turn on the ORCID integration; contact your institution’s Faculty180 administrator concerning this.)
The ORCID record focuses on faculty scholarship and consolidates scholarly works from many online sources. This makes the Faculty180-ORCID integration a powerful resource for many faculty, for loading their scholarship into Faculty180. Similarly, since Faculty180 holds many types of activities that are not commonly cataloged in online databases (e.g.presentations, posters, etc) using the facility to export to ORCID can be a great tool for expanding and enriching a researcher’s ORCID record. In addition to research and scholarly works, an ORCID record can hold work experience, education and training, grants, and a biography. All of these additional materials can also be exchanged from the corresponding Faculty180 sections. In Faculty180 access to the ORCID functionality, if it is turned on for your institution, is available in the “Vitas and Biosketches” menu; and further details can be found by searching the Faculty180 help system for “ORCID”.