ORCID and Research Funding

Understanding the impact of your funding programs is vital to your strategy, program design, and mission alignment. Embedding ORCID iDs in your funding workflows allows you to play your part in building a trusted research information infrastructure: you can reliably connect your grantees and funding programs; and you can assert connections between individuals and the grants you award them, saving everyone time and reducing errors caused by manual keying of information. Here are the basic steps:

  • Authenticate ORCID iDs for applicants -- ensure they sign in to ORCID via OAuth to validate their iD before it is connected with their grant applications
  • Display iDs in your data systems to signal to researchers the value of using ORCID iDs
  • Connect ORCID iD-grantID-funderID assertions to researchers’ ORCID records, making it easy for them to share this trusted information with other systems and profiles they use
  • Collect information from researchers’ ORCID records to pre-populate application forms at the time of grant application or award to create trusted connections
  • Synchronizing information to and from your systems and ORCID records to improve the post-award reporting experience and support better analysis and evaluation

Learn how to Collect & Connect ORCID iDs in research funding workflows


A successful integration takes more than just technical know-how. Communication with researchers and other stakeholders is key to gaining support.

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