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For research funders, including professional and scholarly associations, ORCID can unambiguously link researchers to their research and the funding programmes that provided support.  Understanding the impact of funding is a vital input into future funding strategy and funding programme design.

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For research organizations—universities, research companies, national laboratories, membership organizations—ORCID can reduce the time-consuming process of maintaining up-to-date records, and provides a validation step with updates from trusted sources.

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For publishers, including societies, ORCID can streamline the manuscript submission process, improve the management of author and reviewer databases, and improve the accuracy of name-based article repository searches.

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