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January 2018

Australian ORCID Consortium is internationally recognised for inspired community engagement

In January, the ORCID Consortium run by the Australian Access Federation (AAF) was awarded the ORCID Consortia award for inspired engagement and outstanding community building. Since 2016, the AAF and governance groups have been working tirelessly to engage stakeholders across all research sectors and build awareness of ORCID nationally. With only two staff members, the AAF successfully manages a consortium of 40 organisations.

This hard work resulted in the development of joint ORCID policy statements from library, IT, and research office associations, the national data centre, and funding bodies. Using a broad buy-in strategy Australia developed an effective consortium governance and cost-recovery model. Continuing to produce high-quality communications materials and technical resources for members, the AAF has been generous in sharing their experiences with fellow consortia around the world.

Become a part of Australia’s national ORCID community today and contact orcid@aaf.edu.au

November 2017

ORCID Collect and Connect Program

Has your organisation completed an ORCID integration with one of your systems? If your answer is yes, then your organisation could be eligible for Collect and Connect badges. Learn more about the Collect and Connect program and start collecting badges today.

Collect and Connect video for research orgs

September 2017

One step closer to connecting Australia’s researchers globally


The Australian Access Federation (AAF) has recently completed a project funded by RDS (Research Data Services) that paves the way for Australian researchers to collaborate with international partners. The AAF is now connected to eduGAIN (Education Global Authentication Infrastructure) bringing Australian researchers one step closer to effortless international collaboration.

AAF and RDS have worked closely to deliver the eduGAIN service and have successfully piloted it with a subset of AAF subscribers. This phase of the project delivered the policy framework for the service, along with support materials and resources for a future national roll out.

eduGAIN helps deliver on the government’s agenda for the internationalisation of research. It will enable researchers, educators and students to collaborate with their colleagues and securely access applications, tools and datasets in other countries.

The project has delivered connections to more than 40 international identity federations and over 160 extra research services from organisations such as CERN and LIGO. eduGAIN connectivity will:

This international connectivity is also an important enabler for several tools which are under development as part of the joint (RDS, ANDS, NECTAR, AARNet) Research Data Lifecycle Framework project.

This project represents a significant step forward towards international connectivity, but there is still more work to be done to roll the service out nationally.

For more information

If international connectivity would be valuable for your organisation or service, find out how to connect to eduGAIN or contact support@aaf.edu.au | aaf.edu.au/edugain

July 2017

Your feedback is important to us!

Please take a few moments to complete the ORCID Consortium member survey

The ORCID Consortium is seeking your feedback by completing our member survey. Your feedback is important, as it will provide information that will assist with planning and meeting the needs of the Consortium in the future.

To complete the survey, go to ORCID Consortium member survey 2017.

The survey closes on Friday 11 August 2017.

We would like to ask you to complete the survey as one of our members and also encourage you to pass the survey on to others that work closely with the ORCID Consortium in your organisation.

Your responses and comments will be confidential and the survey will only take 10 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions, please email orcid@aaf.edu.au

For more information about the ORCID Consortium, please visit the ORCID Consortium web page.