ORCID - Should we use these identifiers type as well


#1

We all know that identifiers are close to our heart and help us to identify entities better.
There is ORCID, which is, in short, an identifier for a person (which is more common to use in the academic / scientific world). Do we we want to have this as part of our documentation as well or should we stick to org id?
A bit more about ORC-ID here - https://orcid.org/


#2

We’ve not included ORCHID as a code within org-id.guide, as it is an identifier for individuals rather than organisations.

I recognise that sometimes grants are given to individuals (particularly research grants), but I did pick up at pidapalooza earlier this year that there are some data protection concerns/issues about the use of ORCHID identifiers in third-party published datasets (i.e. without the identifier holders active consent). This might be something we want to touch on in our upcoming GDPR conversations.

If we did include ORCHID as a possible identifier, I would suggest we explicitly include it via an additional field or structure for ‘individual recipients’, that would allow both the organisational recipient, and the specific individuals, for a grants to be listed (meaning we don’t lose the information, for example, that money has gone to a particular University) and that the data quality tool can check, and confirm with publishers, that they really meant to include personal identifying information, and that they have consent for this.