Recent JISC-sponsored reports on researcher identifiers
Late 2011 saw a small flurry of reports commissioned by JISC in the area of researcher identifiers, to support the work of the JISC Researcher Identifier Task and Finish Group. These reports are available from the JISC Information Environment Repository.
Researcher Identifiers Data sources report [PDF, 669Kb] by Cottage Labs
This report provides an overview of sources of data relevant to the task of creating profiles for academic researchers in the UK.
Researcher Identifiers Technical interoperability report [PDF, 506Kb] by Cottage Labs
This report discusses some of the technical aspects of implementing an identifier and profile system for researchers.
Stakeholder use cases and identifier needs: Report One [PDF, 204Kb] by Clax Limited
This report analyses UK research organisations’ use cases, needs, requirements and roles for an identifier system for researchers.
Stakeholder use cases and identifier needs: Report Two [PDF, 378Kb] by Clax Limited
This report investigates which technical systems would need to interoperate with any identifier infrastructure and examines the question of at what point an individual becomes a ‘researcher’.
Report on National Approaches to Researcher Identification Systems [PDF, 463Kb] by Hillbraith Limited
The remit of the report was to examine the approaches taken in other countries to the creation and maintenance of researcher identifiers.