Manager, Product Development
Director, Product Development
This presentation will focus on ResearcherID, a system that gives the research community the ability to create a unique, persistent, identity and profile that links to their research output. For the past year, Thomson Scientific has conducted research with academic partners to understand name identity issues and the link between the researcher and their scholarly output. At the center of this system is an open registry that manages name authority, unique identity, and creates a persistent location where the information can be accessed and managed. Security and privacy, capturing consistent metadata, and use by the global research community were issues addressed in development of the system. ResearcherID is being developed with researchers, academic institutions, and industry partners around the world. The system will continue to evolve into a set of tools around authority, identity management, communications, and community.