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Key Science Communications Organizations Partner to Support Researcher Workflow

CHORUS (Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ORCID to support discoverability in scholarly communications.

by Susan Spilka-CHORUS News Office
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Close collaboration among organizations like CHORUS and ORCID, which provide services that support the flow of research communications, is vital to evolving its interoperable, scalable, and sustainable infrastructure to meet the changing needs of the scholarly community, CHORUS said in a statement.

ORCID Executive Director Laurel Haak said, “Creating and supporting authoritative connections between researchers and their works, funding sources, and affiliations, is essential for delivering public access to scholarly content. Together, CHORUS and ORCID have an important contribution to make to the scholarly community, coordinating efforts to adopt identifiers and standards to manage access to and reporting of research outputs.”

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CHORUS' plans include supporting simple and non-ambiguous links between researchers and funders by linking CHORUS article records to ORCID ID researcher records, building awareness of the ORCID registry among funding agency researchers and administrators, and encouraging the use of persistent identifiers for researchers and organizations to support public access to research works.

According to CHORUS Executive Director Howard Ratner, the two organizations will also engage in regular strategic conversations at the leadership level and explore coordinated communications.