ZPID has Launched Single Sign-On using ORCID Credentials

ZPID has unveiled an ORCID-based single sign-on service for its users, which will allow them to sign in and gain access to all ZPID services. A separate account is not required.

Many of ZPID's services will offer users the opportunity to custommize their personalized features and preferences in the near future. To achieve this from a technical standpoint, identification is an absolute necessity.

"For this type of functionality, the user must typically register with a provider. However, in this case, we do not want to burden our users by having them create another account. Consequently, we are not implementing a separate approach, but rely entirely on ORCID", says Roland Ramthun, Head of IT at ZPID. "The ORCID iD offers researchers a permanent "digital identifier" that they can monitor themselves, which, for example, links them to their professional affiliations, publications, and peer reviews. This is completely independent of ZPID, because as a public open science institute it is our mission to build an open IT infrastructure for psychology." 

In the future, the single sign-on login will be integrated into all new ZPID services. The first step has been taken by our new PsychArchives Submission Assistant, a service which enables researchers to upload their own data to the PsychArchives platform.

Roland Ramthun continues: "In the coming months, we are planning not only the significant functional expansion of the PsychArchives Submission Assistant, but also of our other research cycle-oriented services. The single sign-on feature will help us to make them even more user friendly."

The PsychArchives Submission Assistant is now available for immediate use.

Contact Person

Roland Ramthun
Head of Archiving and Publication Services Services

+49 (0)651 201-2861