Looking forward to the OR14 Developer Challenge!

The ODIN delegation are arriving in Helsinki to participate in OR14, and the technical team are very excited about the Developer Challenge. The recent ODIN Data Webinar was a huge success, and has hopefuly served to whet your appetitie for building something new with us. The slides also contain a huge number of useful links toORCiD and DataCite resources, so do take another look. 

Our previous codesprints have produced some very cool stuff indeed, and we’re looking forward to being surprised all over again by the creativity and ingenuity of the OR developer community.

Just to stimulate a few ideas, and to add to your toolbox, there are a few resources and some already-existing code that might be useful…

Tom Demeranville has written a Java ORCiD Client that should be useful for any Java developers out there. It models the public API and a few other things, including OAuth and updating works. There’s documentation on github and it’s available via Maven.

There is also a good resource in the ORCiD popular client libraries which might serve to spark off a few interesting thoughts… And you can check DataCite’s Dev Challenge dedicated page as well!

In case you need any more inspiration, here’s a non-exclusive list of possibleareas on which to focus:

  • Data author discovery or disambiguation
  • Tracking institutional output
  • Curation or collaboration tools
  • Linking related research objects
  • Tracking of citations or alternative metrics to data
  • Allowing personal repositories to take advantage of ID systems

See you in Helsinki, and happy coding!