Understanding the impact of funding programs is vital to funders strategy, program design, and mission alignment. By embedding ORCID iDs in funding workflows, awardees can be reliably connected to funding programs—as well as saving everyone time and reducing errors caused by manual keying of information. Funding systems play their part in building a trusted research information infrastructure by asserting connections between individuals and the grants that are awarded to them.
Research funders, including professional and scholarly associations, and providers of large shared research facilities can integrate ORCID into existing application and review systems to obtain authenticated ORCID iDs and permission to read from/write to their applicants’ and reviewers’ ORCID records, either immediately, or in the future.
Funders and facility providers can use data on ORCID records to help pre-populate forms with work and affiliation information and use the record data during the application process. They also add information about grants awarded to ORCID the grantee’s records and provide credit to reviewers by adding review information to their ORCID records.
Members planning to integrate ORCID into their own systems should follow our integration best practices which are:
- Allow sign-in with ORCID iD and authenticate applicants’ ORCID iDs
- Use data from ORCID records to make registration and application easier
- Collect authenticated ORCID iDs from collaborators
- Collect authenticated ORCID iDs from peer reviewers
- Provide applicants ORCID iDs to reviewers
- Add funding items to awardees ORCID records and/or add research resource items to awardees ORCID records
- Include authenticated ORCID iDs in any metadata passed downstream
- Add service affiliations to panel reviewers ORCID records
- Add peer review items to reviewer’s’ ORCID records
More information regarding these best practices can be found here. Integrators that are not Service Providers can ignore best practices that are related to Service Providers only.
We have a number of workflows that are designed to help funders understand how and when ORCID should be integrated into their publishing workflows. These are only examples of workflows. Our Engagement team works with ORCID member organizations to help them implement these best practices.