The unambiguous assignment of authors to their publications is one of the major challenges of publication management in science. ORCID's development into a standard for author identification in Germany and beyond is the main goal of ORCID and the project ORCID DE funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG): 102,454 researchers working in Germany registered an ORCID iD between 1 April 2016 and 1 September 2017, which represents an increase of 134 percent.
The Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) – German National Library of Science and Technology and ORCID DE jointly run the ORCID-Deutschland-Konsortium (ORCID Germany Consortium) for scientific institutions in Germany. The TIB is responsible for the administrative management of the consortium and administers the ORCID membership for scientific institutions in Germany.
Further information for institutions interested in joining the ORCID-Deutschland-Konsortium: http://www.orcid-de.org/konsortium/