[Taxacom] Forcing ORCID on researchers

Carlos Alberto Martínez Muñoz biotemail at gmail.com
Mon Dec 7 08:57:39 CST 2020

Dear David,
There is no claim of corruption here. There is a claim on founding design
and expectations of profit that worked really well.
Nice to hear from you. If I remember correctly, what I call "forceful ORCID
adoption" you call "aggressive ORCID integration". I am glad to see that
Bionomia Github issue #15 is still open and that you are still considering
other ways to log in and contribute to Bionomia.
Kind regards,

Carlos A. Martínez Muñoz
Zoological Museum, Biodiversity Unit
FI-20014 University of Turku
Myriatrix <http://myriatrix.myspecies.info/>
ResearchGate profile
Myriapod Morphology and Evolution

El lun, 7 dic 2020 a las 16:50, Shorthouse, David (<
davidpshorthouse at gmail.com>) escribió:

> > "*Rather, I think the main drivers come from the publishing industry,
> > funders, and academia, who see value in being able to identify people,
> and
> > hence accurately measure their academic contributions (be it authoring,
> > reviewing, getting grants, etc.).*"
> > I agree about the main drivers and I will comment on this. To save me
> some
> > time, please introduce to this list the ORCID funding model, with the
> > history of early funders and today's main funders. That's where we should
> > start.
> Carlos, you imply here that ORCID's governance & direction are
> susceptible to corruption by its funders. That might be construed by
> some to be libellous & so it would be wise to state specific examples.
> Perhaps I am naive, but I see this relationship no different than that
> between GBIF and its funders – there are a handful of countries that
> pay the majority of its operating budget. I would assume there are
> checks and balances baked into ORCID's bylaws & decision-making
> processes just as there would be for GBIF's. Here's the list of
> ORCID's sponsors: https://orcid.org/about/community/sponsors. Maybe we
> should be asking how much of membership dues contribute to ORCID's
> operating budget vs those from large sponsors, if that's capped & what
> are the checks & balances.
> Let's assume ORCID is here to stay & that now or at some point in the
> future, we do in fact accumulate evidence of corruption that
> unequivocally expresses a negative impact on someone's career. What
> then? Who is the claimant? Would it be wise of us as a community to
> now obtain an active seat at the table?
> David

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