ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor Identifier) is an international, interdisciplinary, open, non-proprietary, and not-for-profit institution. ORCID enables transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and affiliations by providing an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities.
UA Vitae can import data (such as your publications, employment affiliations, and education affiliations) from your ORCID record.
You can use your ORCID record to quickly populate your SciENcv Biosketch.
Beginning June 1, 2020 the National Science Foundation (NSF) will require that applications include Biosketches for key personnel created using the SciENcv online platform. The NIH suggests that funding application Biosketches be created using SciENcv.
As of January 2020, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) require that individuals supported by research training, fellowship, research education, and career development awards must have ORCID iDs (Open Researcher and Contributor identifiers). See Notice Number NOT-OD-19-109 for details.
The requirement for ORCID identifiers is implemented through the appointment process for those appointed to institutional awards and through the application process for those applying for individual awards.
In October 2019 the requirement for ORCID identifiers was incorporated into the appointment process for trainees, scholars, and participants supported by institutional research training, career development, and research education awards that require appointments through the xTrain system, including the following:
At the time of appointment, the xTrain system checks whether appointees have ORCID iDs and appointments are not accepted for agency review unless an ORCID iD is linked to the individual's eRA Commons Personal Profile.
Beginning with receipt dates on or after January 25, 2020, the requirement for ORCID identifiers was enforced at the time of application for individual fellowship and career development awards, including the following:
eRA system validations check whether applicants have ORCID iDs and applications are not accepted unless an ORCID iD is linked to the PD/PI's eRA Commons Personal Profile.