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Libraries Announce Participation in Research Study, Survey of ORCID iD Usage

Nov. 20, 2018

The Baylor University Libraries has an opportunity for faculty and graduate students to participate in a research study currently being conducted by researchers at the University of St. Andrews titled Characterising the Adoption of ORCID iDs in Academic Communities.

ORCID is an independent non-profit organization that provides a persistent identifier – an ORCID iD – that distinguishes one researcher from other researchers, as well as mechanisms for linking research outputs and activities to a specific iD. ORCID is integrated into many systems used by publishers, funders, institutions, and other research-related services. The use of ORCID iDs is increasing, and researchers may increasingly have encountered requests for an ORCID iD when submitting manuscripts for publication, applying for grants, submitting a thesis or dissertation to Baylor, from professional organizations/societies, and elsewhere. For more information on ORCID at Baylor, you can review this guide.

Baylor University is participating in this survey for several reasons:

  • To identify the level of ORCID iD awareness and/or adoption among Baylor’s researchers;

  • To identify incentives/barriers associated with the adoption of ORCID iDs;

  • To identify mechanisms for promoting/enabling ORCID iD adoption by Baylor researchers and graduate students;

  • To increase general awareness about ORCID iDs .

    The data from this survey will be collected and analyzed by the research team at the University of St. Andrews who are running the same survey at other universities in the UK and worldwide. This data analysis will provide insights about ORCID iD adoption at Baylor University and what we can do to help faculty get the most out of using an ORCID iD, as well as how researchers at other institutions use ORCID iDs.

    The survey (, which will be available through Monday, December 17, should only take 5-10 minutes to complete. Even if you are unfamiliar with ORCID and/or don’t have an ORCID iD, any information regarding ORCID iDs obtained from Baylor researchers and graduate students is valuable and will help guide how ORCID iDs might be used and integrated with campus systems in the future.

    For questions about the survey, or ORCID iDs, contact Billie Peterson-Lugo at