SfN Adopts New Identifier System to Improve Member Experience
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To help scientists manage their research and coordinate their SfN membership activities more efficiently, SfN has joined with ORCID, a nonprofit effort to create a registry of unique researcher identifiers to link individuals and their research activities. Initially available for submissions to The Journal of Neuroscience and eNeuro, as well as membership processes, ORCID integration will expand to other SfN activities in the coming months.
According to ORCID, the system “provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes [a scientist] from every other researcher” and can integrate with manuscript and grant submission workflows, among others. SfN’s adoption will allow SfN members to easily and accurately link themselves to their work and centrally maintain their research activities across disciplines and national boundaries. SfN’s adoption is made possible by a generous grant from the Arthur P. Sloan Foundation, which is sponsoring the ORCID Adoption and Integration Program.
Already, SfN members will see opportunities to connect their SfN account to ORCID when they log in on SfN.org and when they submit papers to either SfN journal. Over the next few months, the integration will also expand to members’ directory profiles to ensure members are correctly associated with the critical research they are doing.
Read a Q&A with ORCID Executive Director Laurel Haak.