Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) has developed a new version of its Repository Software. This Digital Object Architecture provides a mechanism for the creation of, and access to, digital objects as discrete data structures with unique, resolvable identifiers. These Digital Objects provide a foundation for representing and interacting with information on the Internet.
The software is freely available for download, under an open source license agreement.
Name ambiguity and attribution are persistent, critical problems imbedded in the scholarly research ecosystem. The ORCID Initiative represents a community effort to establish an open, independent registry that is adopted and embraced as the industry’s de facto standard. Our mission is to resolve the systemic name ambiguity, by means of assigning unique identifiers linkable to an individual's research output, to enhance the scientific discovery process and improve the efficiency of funding and collaboration.