CV / Profile 2.0

Researchers often have occasions where they need to present themselves digitally in the form of digital summaries of their profile and/or work. These summaries could take the form of a CV that is presented for a new position or to be recognized with tenure, a bio that is read online, or a biosketch that is submitted with a request for financial support. ORCID, provides unique identifiers for researchers and scholars along with a record containing their contributions and work. ORCID sought to explore scholar’s attitudes toward these summaries and understand how their services may provide solutions for the creation, use, and consumption of these summaries.

About the project

This work started with a white paper that explored the question of attribution and how individuals are represented during this process, particularly beyond the context of journal or book citation. This white paper was discussed with a working group of subject matter experts which lead to a study of researcher and scholar thoughts and attitudes about how they represent themselves and their work in various situation. The study leads to a set of suggestions and recommendation for new features or services for ORCID or its partners.

My role

Starting in late 2018, I coordinated the activities of a working group of subject matter experts to explore this topic, leading to the creation of a comprehensive study of researchers and scholars on the topic. The project culminated in a report of findings and and recommendations on how to proceed.

Key accomplishments:

  • Developed the original working paper, exploring in depth how the principles used for conventional citation may be applied to the citation of individuals. Explored use cases.
  • Collaborated with ORCID’s Executive Director to identify and recruit subject matter experts to explore the topic further.
  • Coordinated working group meetings including agenda creation, document preparation and follow up.
  • Developed project plan for and executed a study of researchers and scholars to more directly explore the questions surfaced during working group discussions.
    • Study included focus groups, 1:1 interviews and a survey
    • Developed all communications including study questions to align with study objectives
    • Conducted focus group recruitment, including contingency planning required because of COVID-19 outbreak
    • Wrote final report, including suggestions and recommendations based on the study.
  • Service Design
  • Volunteer Management
  • Project Direction