French ORCID community consortium launched


The Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation’s Open Science Committee has commissioned the Couperin consortium to lead a consortium membership in ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier) on behalf of French institutions, especially higher education and research institutions. This consortium makes it possible to pool memberships on a national scale, in particular to obtain preferential rates for individual institutions and strengthen French overall representation.
Twenty-four institutions are involved in its starting phase.

Consortium membership will provide the opportunity to build:

  • an exchange forum promoting the implementation of the identifier within institutions and researcher adoption,
  • ORCID-based services.

ORCID is a non-profit making organization that assigns permanent digital identifiers to researchers, academic and scientific authors.

This membership is in line with one of the French commitments to the Open Government Partnership (Commitment 18: Developing an “open science” ecosystem).

Couperin’s press release.