ORCID and Research Funding

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 -- and save everyone time and reduce errors caused by manual keying of information. Using ORCID in your system(s), you can play your part in building a trusted research information infrastructure by asserting connections between individuals and the grants you award them, by:

  • Collecting validated ORCID iDs for grantees at the time of grant application or award to create trusted connections
  • Displaying iDs in your data systems to signal to grantees the value of using ORCID iDs
  • Connecting these ORCID-grantID-funderID assertions to grantee ORCID records, making it easy for researchers to share this trusted information with other systems and profiles
  • Synchronizing information to and from your systems and ORCID to improve the post-award reporting experience and support better analysis and evaluation

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

Learn how other ORCID funder members are using ORCID iDs in their systems and benefitting researchers, organizations, and the wider scholarly and research community.



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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