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What are the differences between ORCID and DataCite Metadata?


One of the first tasks for DataCite in the European Commission-funded [THOR project](http://project-thor.eu/), which started in June 2015, was to contribute to a comparison of the ORCID and DataCite metadata standards. Together with ORCID, CERN, the British Library and Dryad we looked at how contributors, organizations and artefacts - and the relations between them - are described in the respective metadata schemata, and how they are implemented in two example data repositories, [Archaeology Data Service](http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/) and [Dryad Digital Repository](https://www.datadryad.org/). The focus of our work was on identifying major gaps. Our report was finished and made publicly available in September 2015. The key findings are on these topics: * Common Approach to Personal Names * Standardized Contributor Roles * Standardized Relation Types * Metadata for Organisations * Persistent Identifiers for Projects * Harmonization of ORCID and DataCite Metadata [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Further Reading" } [/block] * Full report: [http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.30799](http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.30799) * Blog post summarizing the report: [http://project-thor.eu/2015/09/18/differences-between-orcid-and-datacite-metadata/)](http://project-thor.eu/2015/09/18/differences-between-orcid-and-datacite-metadata/)