Organizations/institutions are a key part of the scholarly communications ecosystem. However, we lack an openly licensed, independently run organizational identifier standard to use for common affiliation and citation use cases. To define a solution to this problem, a group of interested parties drafted and shared a proposal at last year's PIDapalooza. <https://pidapalooza.org/index2016.html#agenda> Based on that discussion, earlier this year Crossref, DataCite and ORCID announced the formation of an Organization Identifier Working Group<https://orcid.org/content/organization-identifier-working-group>
After 9 months, the recommendations are the creation of an open, independent organization/institution identifier registry:
* with capabilities for organizations/institutions to manage their own record,
* seeded with and using open data,
* overseen by an independent governance structure, and
* incubated within a non-profit host organization/institution (providing technical development, operations and other support) during its initial start-up phase.
Our working group has now issued a Request for Information<https://doi.org/10.23640/07243.5458162.v1> (RFI) to solicit comment and to hear from groups interested in hosting and/or developing this registry. Please take a look: Request for Information<https://doi.org/10.23640/07243.5458162.v1>
Are you interested in serving as a the start-up host organziation? Do you have organization data you are willing to contribute? Do you have other resources that could be helpful for the project? Do you have advice, suggestions, and feedback on creating a sustainable business model for each phase of the Registry’s development?
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To learn more: http://uc3.cdlib.org/2017/10/10/organizational-identifiers-request-for-information/
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