First ORCID DE webinar: ORCID – an introduction for research institutions

Launch of webinar series on ORCID DE for research institutions in Germany

The first ORCID DE webinar is set to take place on Thursday, 27 April 2017 at 10:00 under the heading “ORCID – an introduction for research institutions”. The webinar is the first in a series of ORCID DE webinars that seek to provide support to research institutions in Germany with regard to administrative, technical and other issues.

The first webinar is designed for representatives from research institutions in Germany who are contemplating or planning to integrate ORCID – the Open Researcher and Contributor ID for identifying contributors – at their institution. In the first part of the webinar, Paul Vierkant, a staff member of the ORCID DE project, will give a general introduction to the role that ORCID can play at research institutions. In the second part, Britta Dreyer from the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) – German National Library of Science and Technology will present the ORCID Germany Consortium and explain the advantages of membership.

After the 20-minute webinar, participants will have the chance to ask the speakers questions during a live chat, and to discuss issues with other participants.

It is not necessary to register for the webinar. To take part, those interested click on the following link just before the webinar starts at 10:00 on 27 April 2017 and select “Als Gast eintreten” (Access as guest) to access the webinar:

More information about the webinar

Date: 27 April 2017, 10:00-10:30



The aim of the ORCID DE project is to sustainably foster Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) at universities and non-university research institutions in Germany by taking a comprehensive approach. ORCID DE received funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the beginning of 2016 for a period of three years. Partner organisations of the DFG-funded project ORCID DE are the German National Library, the Helmholtz Open Science Coordination Office at the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ and Bielefeld University Library. The project was initiated by the German Initiative for Networked Information (DINI). ORCID DE and the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) – German National Library of Science and Technology in Hannover joined forces to develop and operate the ORCID Germany Consortium for research institutions in Germany. TIB undertakes the administrative management of the consortium and manage ORCID membership for research institutions in Germany.