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Institutional ORCID Implementation and Cost Benefit Analysis Report

Johnson, Rob; Henderson, Helen; Woodward, Hazel

In May 2014, Jisc and ARMA commissioned eight HEI ORCID Pilot projects to support the broader use of ORCID
unique researcher identifiers (ORCID iDs) in UK higher education. Information Power Ltd and Research
were commissioned to prepare this report on the results of the eight pilot projects in order to:

  • Inform how ORCID is implemented in UK HEIs;
  • Enable institutional managers to build a business case for ORCID adoption in HEIs; and
  • Encourage wider adoption of ORCID iDs

The report is based on semi-structured interviews with the Jisc-ARMA ORCID pilot projects and other research
community stakeholders conducted either face-to-face or through telephone/Skype interviews, attendance at
the September 2014 and January 2015 pilot project workshops and desk-based review of other relevant

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