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Student record 2015/16 - ORCID identifier

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Student record 2015/16

Fields required from institutions in Wales

ORCID identifier


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Typefield
Short nameORCID
Description

This field records the ORCID identifier of a student.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage

All students (optional).

Notes

The ORCID identifier is a unique identifier for researchers that is compatible with the ISO Standard (ISO 27729). ORCID IDs are applied for by the individual and randomly assigned by the ORCID Registry, and will be expressed as a URI.

It has two purposes:

a) It aims to track the career progression of a research student and follow their pathway into employment within the Higher Education sector.

b) It allows student or staff to attach their unique identity to their research; and is a way of connecting researchers to their research and its outputs. This enables accurate attribution of research and its products.

It is the responsibility of the individual to provide their ORCID identifier to the provider in order for it to be returned and their progress tracked.

HESA does not require the whole of the URI to be returned, just the 16 identification digits returned as four block of four numbers, separated by hyphens.

An ORCID identifier would have the following structure:

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3843-3472

This would be returned to HESA as:

0000-0002-3843-3472

Providers are encouraged to return the ORCID identifier for students on research programmes.

More details on the ORCID identifier are available on the ORCID website.

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Reason required

To allow career tracking for research students as they enter academic employment.

Part of
Field length19
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: ORCID
Data type: ORCIDType
OwnerORCID, Inc.
Version1.0

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