At the end of October 2016, Crossref, DataCite, and ORCID reported on collaboration in the area of organization identifiers [@https://doi.org/10.5438/TNHX-54CG]. We issued three papers [@https://doi.org/10.5438/2906;@https://doi.org/10.5438/4716;@https://doi.org/10.5438/7885] for community comment and after input we subsequently announced the formation of The OI Project, along with a call for expressions of interest from people interested in serving on the working group.
We had a great response and are happy to report that the Working Group has now been established, and is already underway with work to develop a plan for an open, independent, not-for-profit, sustainable, organization identifier registry.
There is information about the OI Project Working Group on the ORCID website including a list of the 17 working group members. They represent a broad range of scholarly communications stakeholders. Our scope of work includes three separate but interdependent areas:
- Registry Product Definition; and
- Business Model & Funding.
The initial goal of the Working Group is to create a thorough and robust implementation plan by the end of 2017.
Please take a look at the website for more information and we’ll provide updates as things progress throughout the course of the year.
Please contact us with any questions.