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.