Survey asks for feedback about ORCID unique researcher identifier

The ORCID initiative for unique researcher identifiers yesterday started a survey that everybody interested in ORCID should fill out.

Flickr image from Wessex Arachaeology.

The survey asks questions about the main services that users expect from ORCID, and how the ORCID service should be paid for (e.g. membership fees or fee-for service).

In quick response to the announcement of the survey on Twitter, an interesting discussion started on FriendFeed. Several commenters were worried that ORCID tries to be too much. Their thoughts were nicely summarized in this tweet by Cameron Neylon:

Agree with @ReaderMeter + @mrgunn: @ORCID_Org will be a success when it does amazing things for me and I barely notice it’s there.

The survey is open until October 28, the results will be reported in November.

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