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Requirement for ORCID iDs Announced by NIH, AHRQ and CDC



UCLA CTSI News Archive


NIH, AHRQ, and CDC announced that individuals supported by research training, fellowship, research education, and career development awards will be required to have ORCID iDs (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifiers) beginning in FY 2020. ORCID iDs are unique, persistent digital identifiers that distinguish individual investigators and can be used to connect researchers with their contributions to science over time and across changes of name, location, and institutional affiliation. The requirement for ORCID iDs will be implemented through the appointment process for those appointed to institutional awards and through the application process for those applying for individual awards. 

At this time, prospective applicants for individual fellowship and career development awards are encouraged to follow the ORCID link from their Personal Profiles in the eRA Commons, where they can either link their eRA profiles to existing ORCID accounts or create ORCID profiles and link them back to the eRA Commons. Similarly, PD/PIs of institutional research training, career development and research education awards are urged to begin alerting potential appointees to do the same.

For more information, visit NOT-OD-19-109