Share internal USGS blog posts on ORCID?

Hi Mike,

Tanner here, from back in the NBII and DataONE days.

I’m doing a post-masters’ ORISE fellowship in science communication with the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station in Portland, Oregon. (And yes, I’ve already evangelized here about getting the Forest Service Research Data Services repository on board as a member node for DataONE).

I’m writing today because I’m looking in to the USGS’ use of ORCID. We recently had a PNW Research Station employee as a co-author on a USGS publication, and this brought USGS use of (requirement of) ORCID to our attention.

I have learned the Forest Service has a fair number of researchers already using ORCID – nothing to brag about.

While I don’t think we’re in a position to “require” that our researchers use ORCID, I think it’d be worthwhile to encourage them to sign up for one and share it with us.

Enter a science communication problem: communicating the value of ORCID to our scientists.

I figured USGS already had some promotional material or documentation on why ORCID is a good idea – a quick search of “ORCID site:usgs.gov” pulled up promising material at <https://my.usgs.gov/confluence/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=555648166>.

However, two documents detailing USGS leadership thinking on the value of ORCID are internal only.

1. http://internal.usgs.gov/thecore/leaders/2016/03/08/public-access-to-results-of-usgs-funded-research-scholarly-publications-and-digital-data/

2. http://internal.usgs.gov/thecore/leaders/2016/05/02/science-data-policies-governing-usgs-funded-research-scholarly-publications-and-digital-data/

I was wondering if you could copy and paste the content of those posts to share with me?

Also – if you have any other contacts who might have “promotional” material on the value of ORCID – I’d much appreciate if you could forward my inquiry on to see if anyone has material that could help me communicate the value of ORCID at the Forest Service.

Thanks,

Tanner

Tanner Jessel, MSIS
Science Communications Research Fellow
Forest Service

Pacific Northwest Research Station

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About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Posted on January 13, 2017, in Uncategorized, USFS Research. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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