Our vision is an open environment where researchers and research professionals are recognized for a wide range of behaviors and contributions that benefit the Open Research ecosystem.


How is Rescognito Used?

Scholarly Societies use Rescognito to Recognize Membership Contributions: 

Scholarly societies such as Earth Sciences Information Partners (ESIP) and Research Data Alliance US use Rescognito to acknowledge their membership for a wide range of contributions including: Committee work, Conference posters, Conference session organization, Conference presentations and Webinar contributions. Explore and visualize ESIP recognition here: and or and

Researchers use Rescognito to Claim Publication CRediT:

Using the CRediT taxonomy, Rescognito enables researchers to be formally recognized for their individual contributions to publications (including datasets, software, protocols and preprints). Just add the publication's DOI (Digital Object Identifier) to the end of the Rescognito URL e.g. Here is a live example of a publication with awarded CRediT recognition: - For more information see the video explainer: 

Publishers Collaborate with Rescognito to Implement CRediT

Publishers such as World Scientific Publishing are collaborating with Rescognito to make CRediT recognition available to their journal authors

Researchers use Rescognito to Complete Publication-Linked Checklists:

Research funders increasingly expect researchers to record a wide range of publication-related information. This is usually captured using Checklists. Rescognito offers a highly cost-effective, rapid and flexible way to collect this information from authors. For example, a Data Availablity Checklist (DAC) can be easily accessed and completed by adding the publication DOI to the Rescognito base URL: e.g. Completed checklists can be accessed in the same way - here is a live example: - For more information see the video explainer: 

Create Your Own DOI-Linked Rescognito Checklist:

Researchers use Rescognito to create and customize their own Checklists related to a DOI. Give it a try at:



Our mission is to expand researcher recognition, to add transparency, increase effectiveness, and to improve research investment outcomes for individuals and institutions by providing a fair, open and granular platform for the recognition of a broad range research activity and good citizenship. Rescognito allows researchers to openly acknowledge colleagues (and to be acknowledged by colleagues) for meaningful contributions to the research process, such as:

  • Publication
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching
  • Data sharing
  • Reproducibility practices
  • Sharing negative results
  • Participation in discussion groups
  • Software development
  • Clinical trials management
  • Leadership
  • Community outreach
  • Public engagement
  • Completion of research-related checklists

The Rescognito Open Ledger draws on public information contained in researchers' ORCID® records. ORCID iDs provide a definitive way to uniquely identify individual researchers. DOIs, grant IDs and other persistent identifiers (PIDs) are also used where available as links to appropriate contributions.



Rescognito was founded by Richard Wynne and is implemented by a team based in Boston, MA and Montreal Canada.



January 2023 - Rescognito will be exhibiting at the 2023 Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting - schedule to meet us there!

March 2022 - Rescognito and the Brazilian Association of Scientific Editors celebrate International Women's Day with a live Webinar to recognize leading women scientists.

November 2021 - Researchers can push their manuscript CRediT recognitions from Rescognito to their ORCID records - see video

September 2021 - Research Data Alliance US uses Rescognito to recognize members for contributions such as "Committee work", "Webinar Contribution" and "Community engagement. See

March 2021 - Scholarly Kitchen article "Can we Re-engineer Scholarly Journal Publishing?"

January 2021 - Richard Wynne, the founder of Rescognito, makes a presentation at PIDapalooza 2021 explaining how Rescognito can reduce scholarly publishing costs: video on Youtube .

January 2021 Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) awards more than 38,000 COGs (units of recognition) to acknowledge their membership for a wide range of contributions including: Committee work, Conference posters, Conference session organization, Conference presentation and Webinar contributions. Explore and visualize ESIP recognition here: and

October 2020 - "Building Open Research - One Checklist at a Time". Please send feedback using this checklist:

October 2020 - Rescognito launches customized checklists for Open Research (Beta). Go to to create your own free checklist.

October 2020 - DataCite Blog:  "How would you recognize the contributions made by a dataset"?

August 2020 - Richard Wynne, founder of Rescognito makes presentation at ESIP (Earth Science Information Partners) summer conference. Starting at about 23 minutes:  

July 2020 - DataCite DOI support added to Rescognito. This means DatCite DOIs can be appended to the Rescognito URL to display recognition and assertion checklists. See an example for a Dryad dataset:

April 2020 - Rescognito adds "Institutional Views" for selected organizations. See examples: : PLOS: F1000: and ESIP:

March 2020 - ESIP (Earth Science Information Partners) begins deploying Rescognito for recognition of committee contributions. See representative examples: and

January 2020 - Richard Wynne, founder of Rescognito gives presentation at Pidapalooza 2020 (Jan 28-30, 2020 – Lisbon, Portugal - 

December 2019 -Rescognito adds Checklist recognition functionality (") 

October 2019 - Richard Wynne, founder of Rescognito, online presentation: "Structured Recognition via Rescognito and ORCID". See the video: 

September 2019 - Richard Wynne, founder of Rescognito, presenting at Transforming Research Conference. See video (starting at approximately 1hour 13 mins). – September 2019

July 2019 ORCID blog posting about Rescognito

June 2019 -  White Paper about measuring research impact

June 2019 - Rescognito Beta Launched

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