Martin Poulter
Glad to see this initiative and I hope it gets widely adopted. It's frustrating to search, say, for the geneticist Nick Timpson and being given at least four different profiles for N J Timpson, Nicholas Timpson and so on. Microsoft calculates impact scores for these profiles, but they're meaningless (and unfair to Nick) because they each only reflect a subset of his publications.

It's worth noting that Wikipedia can be used as a sharing space for ORCIDs, thanks to the piece of code {{Authority control | ORCID = number goes here }} which can be used in articles or on user profiles.

For instance, Peter Suber's ORCID is included in the foot of the article about him at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Suber . Wikipedia contributor Andy Mabbett is a published author and includes his ORCID in his user profile at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Pigsonthewing .
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