Summary You can use a new Crossref API to query all sorts of interesting things about who funded the research behind the content Crossref members publish.
Background Back in May 2013 we launched Crossref’s FundRef service. It can be summarized like this:
Crossref keeps and manages a canonical list of Funder Names (ephemeral) and associated identifiers (persistent). We encourage our members (or anybody, really- the list is available under A CC-Zero license waiver) to use this list for collecting information on who funded the research behind the content that our members publish.
[ Crossref Labs loves to be the last to jump on an internet trend, so what better than than to combine the Doge meme with altmetrics?
Note: The API calls below have been superceeded with the development of the Event Data project. See the latest API documentation for equivalent functionality
Want to know how many times a Crossref DOI is cited by the Wikipedia?
http://det.labs.crossref.org/works/doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0086859 Or how many times one has been mentioned in Europe PubMed Central?
The South Park movie , “Bigger, Longer & Uncut” has a DOI:
So does the pornographic movie, “Young Sex Crazed Nurses”:
And the following DOI points to a fake article on a “Google-Based Alien Detector”:
And the following DOI refers to an infamous fake article on literary theory:
This scholarly article discusses the entirely fictitious Australian “Drop Bear”:
You can now easily search for publications and add them to your ORCID profile in the new beta of Crossref Metadata Search (CRMDS). The user interface is pretty self-explanatory, but if you want to read about it before trying it, here is a summary of how it works.
When you go to to CRMDS, you will see that there is now a small ORCID sign-in button on the top right-hand side of the screen.
February 5, 2007, Washington DC Crossref invited a number of people to attend an information gathering session on the topic of Author IDs. The purpose of the meeting was to determine:
About whether there is an industry need for a central or federated contributor id registry;
whether Crossref should have a role in creating such a registry;
how to proceed in a way that builds upon existing systems and standards.