ORCID IDs and Federal Funding

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) currently strongly encourages all researchers seeking federal funding to have and use an Open Researcher and Contributer ID (ORCID). An ORCID ID is an identifier that enables connections with other researchers and lists publications, grants, affiliations, and more in one place. An ORCID ID is already required in order to pass NIH validation requirements, and federal sponsors will soon be making changes to how key person information is submitted with proposals. Your ORCID ID can be connected to your eRA Commons account. UF’s Office of Research encourages all PIs, key personnel, postdocs, and graduate students to register for an ORCID ID now and to maintain their ORCID profiles. Users can control the privacy of the information displayed in their ORCID record and determine what, how, and with whom the information is shared. More information will be provided by the Office of Research in the coming month. If you have any questions or need assistance, email ORCIDhelp@research.ufl.edu.