Heads up researchers! Beginning FY 2020 (October 2019) Federal funders now require ORCID iD registration for all new fellowship, research training, education, and career development proposals.

(See https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-19-109.html for the original notice.) ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-based effort to provide a registry of unique digital researcher identifiers. These unique identifiers help identify articles written by the same author using various forms of his, her, or their names. This registry also provides a way to link research activities, such as publication and data set creation, to these identifiers. Beyond the federal funding requirements, you’ll be doing the research community a favor by participating – the more the ORCID buy-in, the further along we all get toward the goal of seamless, comprehensive and accurate compilation of individual authors’ works.

Follow these 3 steps:

  1. Register for your ORCID at https://orcid.org/register.
  2. Link your ORCID from eRA Commons, SciENcv biosketches, UAB Faculty Profiles, data repositories, and other appropriate professional sites. (such as LinkedIn or Scopus author IDs).
  3. Submit ORCID on grants, publications, data sets, etc.

Questions? UAB Librarians can help! See our My NCBI guide or contact a Librarian via the Libraries Help page.