Funders are working with ORCID to enhance our data model and third party service integrations to broaden connections to the array of research and career data usually contained in grant applications, post award reports and biographies. We have established the Funder Working Group (FWG) to formalize these interactions. Launched in early December 2017, the group includes funders large and small, national and global, government and charity, disciplinary and broad multidisciplinary.
The primary objective of the FWG is to provide expert input on the ORCID Reducing Burden and Improving Transparency (ORBIT) project, the goal of which is to improve local and global reusability of research and researcher information by describing and testing opportunities for convenience and efficiency gains in grant application and reporting workflows.
In addition to data model requirements, topics for the ORCID FWG include persistent identifiers for grants, interactions with publishers, data sharing workflows, and administrative burden for researchers. Group members have policy, program, and/or technical expertise. The ORCID project team will provide core support for the group, including scheduling, agenda preparation, research, and resource development. We will bring in additional expertise from the persistent identifier and research information community as needed.
- Australian Research Council - ARC (Australia)
- BBSRC (UK)
- Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior - CAPES (Brazil)
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute - HHMI (USA)
- Japan Science and Technology Agency - JST (Japan)
- Kenneth Rainin Foundation (USA)
- Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment - MBIE (New Zealand)
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada - NSERC (Canada)
- Swiss National Science Foundation - SNF (Switzerland)
- US National Institutes of Health - NIH (USA)
- Wellcome Trust (UK)
More information is available in the full Terms of Reference for the ORCID Funder Working Group - if you're interested in participating, please contact us.