ISNI & Other Identifiers
ISNI and ORCID
ORCID is focused on the identification of researchers. To ensure the identifier links researchers with their works, ORCID works with the research community to embed these identifiers in workflows, such as manuscript submission, grant application, and dataset deposition.
For the benefit of the user communities that they have in common, ORCID and ISNI have already taken a first collaborative step in defining system interoperability. The ORCID ID is compatible in format with the ISNI ISO Standard (ISO 27729). The ORCID Registry randomly assigns ORCID IDs from a block of numbers set aside for them by the ISNI International Agency which avoids having the same number assigned to different people.
NISO publishes NISO RP-17-2013, Institutional Identification: Identifying Organizations in the Information Supply Chain , recommending adoption of ISNI as an institutional identifier