Using ORCID helps funding organizations build a trusted research information infrastructure by asserting connections between individuals and the grants awarded to them.
Understanding the impact of your funding programs is vital to your strategy, program design, and mission alignment. By embedding ORCID iDs in your funding workflows, you can reliably connect your grantees and funding programs, you can assert connections between individuals and the grants you award them, and you can save everyone time by reducing errors caused by manual data entry.
Benefits of ORCID for funders
- In grant applications, ORCID reduces the burden of manual data entry. This means fewer errors and more time for research.
- In grant reviews, ORCID allows for the recognition of review service which motivates researchers, supports the community, and aids funder transparency.
- In grant awards, ORCID improves the accessibility of grant data, resulting in better attribution, easier administration, and more transparency.
- In output reporting, ORCID allows for increased efficiency and improved data quality, benefitting researchers and funders alike.
Join your colleagues in a community of practice
Many funders are already actively supporting the use of ORCID iDs. You can see a full list of ORCID funder members on our ORCID Member Organizations page (sort by Research Community – Funders but note that government agencies appear under Government in this list).
Learn how other funders are using ORCID:
- Use our workflow-based documentation to build ORCID into your grant workflows.
- Discover our outreach resources to help engage with your researchers.
- Some funders have developed policies for the use of ORCID, including requiring their researchers to use an iD during the grant application and/or publication process; others participated in the ORCID Reducing Burden and Improving Transparency (ORBIT) project.
Please contact [email protected] for more information about these initiatives.