ORCID announces launch of new Global Participation Program and $1M Global Participation Fund. In an extension of their original support of ORCID's vision, AIP Publishing, American Physical Society, Cambridge University Press, CCC, Elsevier, Hindawi, IOP Publishing, PLOS, Taylor & Francis, and Wiley have once again demonstrated their commitment to ORCID by forgiving all or part of their original start-up loans to ORCID. These generous contributions, totaling just under US$ 1M, will support the establishment of an exciting initiative that aims to increase participation in interconnected research infrastructure in currently under-represented regions, with the ultimate aim to improve the visibility of researchers and reduce administrative burden on both researchers and institutions around the world. [Full Announcement].
ORCID Proudly Announces its New Executive Director. ORCID announced the appointment of Chris Shillum as its new Executive Director. Shillum follows ORCID's founding Executive Director, Dr. Laurel Haak, who left the organization in June to direct her energy and skills to establishing her company, Mighty Red Barn, that supports start-ups in building information-sharing tools and platforms. ORCID selected Shillum after an extensive global search led by Perrett Laver and a team of ORCID Board members. ORCID Board Chair Linda O'Brien coordinated the search. [Full Announcement].