ORCID is a unique personal number that allows researchers to easily and automatically connect their research information across a wide range of online databases. You can think of ORCID as the academic equivalent of your passport: It ensures other research systems and services know who you are and what you have done. You might also think of it as an ISBN for people, instead of books.
ORCID connects you to your research activities throughout your career. It is free, open, mobile, and community-driven. Signing up for an ORCID takes just a few minutes and ensures that your professional profile and your research activities across multiple online repositories are unambiguous, persistent, portable, up-to-date, and discoverable.
As an increasing number of publishers and funders incorporate or even require an ORCID in their submission process, having one will simplify your manuscript and grant submissions, while improving the visibility of your output and achievements.
ORCID is not just another research profile system or bibliographical database (such as Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Academia.edu, ResearchGate, etc.). Instead, having and using an ORCID allows you to automatically synchronize the research profiles that you already have, allowing you to spend your time doing research, instead of administrating it.
Regardless of your discipline or career stage, it is critical for your reputation and career that fellow researchers, academic institutions, funders and publishers are able to quickly and unambiguously identify you and attribute all your work – and only your work - to you. ORCID helps to easily and reliably identify your scholarly contributions, including not just peer-reviewed articles and books, but also media appearances, datasets, samples, experiments, patents, and notebooks. You can easily connect these to our internal PURE database and the Scopus citation index, ensuring that you are accurately represented in the VU Research Portal and in major university rankings. For increased visibility, you can also connect your ORCID to other databases, including Web of Science, PubMed, CrossRef. To get started, just follow these simple steps.
NARCIS is dé nationale portal voor wie informatie zoekt over wetenschappers en hun werk. Naast wetenschappers maken ook studenten, journalisten en medewerkers binnen onderwijs, overheid en het bedrijfsleven gebruik van NARCIS.
NARCIS biedt toegang tot wetenschappelijke informatie waaronder (open access) publicaties afkomstig uit de repositories van alle Nederlandse universiteiten, KNAW, NWO en diverse wetenschappelijke instellingen, datasets van een aantal data-archieven, alsmede beschrijvingen van onderzoeksprojecten, onderzoekers en onderzoeksinstituten.
Dit houdt in dat NARCIS (nog) niet gebruikt kan worden als ingang tot complete overzichten van publicaties van onderzoekers. Er zijn echter steeds meer instellingen die al hun wetenschappelijke publicaties via NARCIS toegankelijk maken. Op deze wijze kunnen de publicatielijsten van de wetenschappers zo compleet mogelijk worden gemaakt.
In 2004 is de ontwikkeling van NARCIS gestart als een samenwerkingsproject van KNAW Onderzoek Informatie, NWO, VSNU en METIS in het kader van de dienstenontwikkeling binnen het DARE-programma van SURFfoundation. Dit project heeft de portal NARCIS verwezenlijkt, waarin in januari 2007 de dienst DAREnet is geïncorporeerd. Sinds 2011 is NARCIS een dienst van DANS.
A MOOC is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web.
National Academic Research and Collaborations Information System
NARCIS is the main national portal for those looking for information about researchers and their work. Besides researchers, NARCIS is also used by students, journalists and people working in educational and government institutions as well as the business sector.
NARCIS provides access to scientific information, including (open access) publications from the repositories of all the Dutch universities, KNAW, NWO and a number of research institutes, datasets from some data archives as well as descriptions of research projects, researchers and research institutes.
This means that NARCIS cannot be used as an entry point to access complete overviews of publications of researchers (yet). However, there are more institutions that make all their scientific publications accessible via NARCIS. By doing so, it will become possible to create much more complete publication lists of researchers.
In 2004, the development of NARCIS started as a cooperation project of KNAW Research Information, NWO, VSNU and METIS, as part of the development of services within the DARE programme of SURFfoundation. This project resulted in the NARCIS portal, in which the DAREnet service was incorporated in January 2007. NARCIS has been part of DANS since 2011.
When people create educational resources, they may choose to share them with others openly and freely. This means that others can use these materials as part of their courses and lessons without permission. A creator of an open textbook, for example, can give explicit permission to others to use their book free of charge. We call these open education resources (OER).
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