Today, our portfolio company Figshare announced that ORCID is now using Figshare to showcase its resources, documentation, staff contributions, and other publicly available materials.

ORCID’s vision is a world where all who participate in research and innovation, from imagining to building and managing, are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, and borders, and time. ORCID provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research and innovation activities. Since launching in 2012, ORCID has become the de facto standard for researcher identifiers.  Over three million researchers globally have registered for an ORCID iD, which they can use to uniquely identify themselves and ensure reliable connections with their affiliations and contributions.

From today, all ORCID’s publicly available materials will be accessible in a customised Figshare portal and all files uploaded will be issued a DOI, a persistent identifier that enables access, reuse, and citation, and will make use of Figshare’s viewer technology, which supports over 650 different files types, to display presentations, videos and documents in the browser. The ORCID portal will make the organisation’s resources and documents more discoverable to the wider research community with rich metadata and digitally preserved.

“We’ve been working with Figshare since the beginning,” said Laure Haak, Executive Director of ORCID. “We are excited to be connecting the loop between iDs and DOIs and providing a persistent and accessible home for our documents.  We hope this can serve as a useful example to the research community of interoperability in action, fueled by identifiers.”

Mark Hahnel, CEO and Founder of Figshare said:

“Figshare were launch partners with ORCID and we are big supporters of their work sharing similar goals. We are very happy to extend our partnership as persistent identifiers are vital to the flow of accurate research information.”

The portal  can be viewed now at