ORCID’s funder working group publishes its recommendations

(5 Sep 2019) ORCID’s Funder Working Group, part of the ORBIT (ORCID Reducing Burden and Improving Transparency) initiative, today published three reports summarizing their work to date. The reports cover ORCID and grant DOIs and the use of ORCID in grant applications and grant reporting processes. Collectively, they summarize how and why to use ORCID and other persistent identifiers at all stages of the funding cycle — from grant application to publication — including:

– Enabling automated sharing of information about researchers and their grants between systems and organizations

– Reducing the reporting process burden on researchers and funders by using information from ORCID records to fill forms and to track research contributions

– Improving data quality by adding information about funding to ORCID records

The full press release can be found here.