Reduce the burden of administering grants and track their impact in a cost-effective way.
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 and facilities
- Trustworthy award attribution: Ensure the right applicant is awarded, and enable better transparency throughout the funding process. Preserve the integrity of downstream analysis.
- Enhanced ease of reviewer selection: More complete applicant data makes reviewer selection process easier and helps to discover possible conflicts of interest. When recruiting new reviewers, program managers can assign reviews based on previous contributions and activities, even across other funders.
- Increased research ROI: Writing rich data to ORCID records can potentially allow better tracking of research outcomes supported by your funding, ultimately leading to better resource allocation decisions.
- Accurate attribution and enhanced discoverability: Standardized identifiers and open data can help increase discoverability, recognition, and accuracy of attribution of the research you fund or facilitate, even beyond the period of performance.
- Reduced administrative burden for both your staff and researchers: Re-use of standardized data improves quality and accuracy and can save time, money and effort. Having users sign in with ORCID reduces their frustration and burden of managing multiple credentials and saves time during submission, review, and reporting.
- Interconnected infrastructure: Help accelerate knowledge discovery and increase the integrity, transparency and reproducibility of research by encouraging FAIR Data Principles and Open Science practices through persistent identifiers and standardized, openly-accessible data.
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.