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Academic Senate of the CSU Supports ORCID

The Academic Senate of the California State University in May 2020 passed without dissent a CSU statewide ORCID resolution (AS-3412-20/FA) that arose out of our local efforts at CSU Fullerton. This resolution--apparently the first of its kind by any university consortium in the world--was written up in the Lyrasis Now blog and on the ORCID website. Along with Tom Cramer at Stanford, our ScholComm Librarian presented on these kinds of institutional resolutions during an ORCID Community Call.

CSU Fullerton Supports ORCID

On May 16, 2019, the Academic Senate of California State University, Fullerton voted unanimously in support of accepting the following statement of endorsement.

The Academic Senate Library Committee, jointly with the Faculty Affairs Committee, FDC Board, Faculty Research Policy Committee, and Information Technology committee wish to announce that we wholly endorse and strongly encourage the use of ORCID identifiers and profiles by California State University, Fullerton faculty, students, administrators, and staff. Like other ISO standards such as ISBNs (for books) and DOIs (for journal articles, datasets and other documents), ORCID IDs—as a subset of ISNI numbers—provide persistent, unambiguous, international, open, unique numeric identifiers (for individual persons). ORCID profiles can clearly connect each unique ID to a person’s public academic and professional accomplishments, such as degrees earned, academic positions held, publications, grants, awards, certifications, memberships, etc. ORCID is a non-profit organization that respects academic self-governance and user privacy, honoring those principles in its platform architecture and its cost-free availability to individual users. Many publishers now require ORCID in their submission and publication workflows, and many grant funding organizations (both governmental and non-governmental) require ORCID for grant proposals and grant activities tracking.

Note that this Endorsement Statement has also been approved by Pollak Library Dean Emily Bonney, Associate Vice President for Research Binod Tiwari (and previously Chris Liu), Director of the Office of Grants and Contracts Paulina Tagle, Academic Senate Chair Mark Stohs, Faculty Affairs and Records Director Ed Collum, Faculty Development Center Director Erica Bowers, and Online Education and Training Director Shelli Wynants.