ORCID or how to build a unique identifier for scientists in 10 easy steps

ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID and was announced in early December. This blog post tries to summarize some of the problems that have to be solved to develop a unique identifier for scientists.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://front-matter.io/mfenner/orcid-or-how-to-build-a-unique-identifier-for-scientists-in-10-easy-steps