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Create a nice static publishing websites from ORCIDs.

Project description


The project try to create nice publishing websites as static-sites from the ORCID data. To do these you only need the ORCIDs of your staff and there works must be public visible in ORCID.


  • Use the ORCID public api and can be used from everyone that have a ORCID
  • Easy to configure
  • Easy to use
  • Creates bib files
  • Creates html files that can be filtered with jQuery
  • For every ORCID an interval is defined in that works are considered
  • The Website is static so no chance for attackers
  • Optimize to minimize load of ORCID


The simples way to install is using pip:

pip install ORCSchlange

You can also download the source from and run the make script to install the package. These needs that setuptools are installed.


To use the program first a SQLite db must be created with:

orcs db create --dbfile *path*

When the file is created you can add the basic configuration:

orcs db addConf *id* *secret* --dbfile *path*

How to get these secrets can be read here:

The last thing to configure is to add the orchids of the user. It takes a date after that the publications are taken in account:

orcs db add *id* *date*  --dbfile *path*

Now the configuration is complete. The last step is to fetch the actually data:

orcs fetch --dbfile *path* --path *outpath*

These write a “index.html” file that contains all works that are found.

Now the usual steps are:

  • make the html available from the internet
  • integrate it in your institute website
  • create a cronjob that fetch the data (once a week or so) and keep the html up to date

Here are only the basic options are shown. For a more detailed look at the options use “-h” in the different commands.

Background Story

These project started as a tutorial on how to interact with a REST-API in python and write a static site with the data. You can find these tutorial here: Static Publications Site-Tutorial.

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