Knowledge E | 6th-7th March 2018: ORCID (Egyptian Knowledge Bank), Cairo, Egypt

6th-7th March 2018: ORCID (Egyptian Knowledge Bank), Cairo, Egypt

Start Date: March 6, 2018

End Date: March 7, 2018

Venue: Ministry of Higher Education, Cairo, Egypt


This will be an engaging presentation about the benefits to universities, research institutes and government funding bodies of incorporating ORCID into various workflows. Dr. Laure Haak, Executive Director of ORCID will discuss opportunities for integrating ORCID identifiers into key systems and workflows, such as research information systems, manuscript tracking systems, grant application processes, and membership databases.

A consistent challenge throughout the scholarly world is tracking the output and impact of research which depends on identifying individual researchers, their affiliations, funding awards and research outputs in the same system. ORCID serves that purpose as all these attributes are linked and seamlessly inform all the connected systems with a simple one-click approval from the researcher.

ORCID is incporated into journal publishing systems to identify and communicate with reviewers thereby helping them to create editorial boards, pools of reviewers and potential authors for commissioning articles. By requiring authors to link their submissions to their ORCID record, the article automatically appears in the record of the individual author and all other systems connected to it including national and university repositories.

The researcher is the central point of ORCID and is the beginning of the process. Every researcher should have their own ORCID record, which is free, takes less than 1 minute to register and now can be done in either English or Arabic. ORCID definitively solves the author name disambiguation problem by using a unique identifier instead of the author’s name, and permits researchers to create and maintain their own list of research papers including all their Arabic language publications.



This course is ideal for:

  • Senior government policy makers in research and higher education
  • University and research institute top management
  • Research funding bodies
  • Research managers
  • Journal publishers and editors
  • Researchers



Laurel L. Haak, PhD
Executive Director

Laurel L. Haak, PhD, is the Executive Director of ORCID, an international and interdisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to providing the technical infrastructure to generate and maintain unique and persistent identifiers for researchers and scholars.

Laure drives awareness of the ORCID mission, building strategic relationships, working with a broad range of constituents, ensuring organizational persistence, and directing ORCID staff and contractors. Previously, Laure was Chief Science Officer at Discovery Logic, Inc.; a program officer for the US National Academies’ Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy; and editor of Science’s Next Wave Postdoc Network at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Laure received a BS and an MS in Biology from Stanford University and a PhD in Neuroscience in 1997 from Stanford University Medical School, and she was a postdoc at the US National Institutes of Health.