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Funders' ORCID policies

Research funding organizations sustain and accelerate research and scholarship. They are a crucial part of the ORCID community, and have been involved with ORCID from our earliest days. Funders engage with ORCID, and encourage their communities to do so by integrating ORCID iDs into their workflows, by stating their support for ORCID, and by implementing policies to increase the adoption of ORCID iDs.

The value of identifiers to funding organizations is clear: funders gather a lot of information about research activities, and identifiers can streamline the process of gathering that information, and help to make it more accurate. Funders use ORCID iDs to make funding applications and outcome reporting easier, to improve the reusability of the information they collect, to ensure the accurate citation of an award (by pushing award information into ORCID records), and to recognize the contributions of reviewers. 

The following funders have issued a policy or statement relating to the use of ORCID iDs:

Australian Research Council (ARC)

Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Autism Speaks

European Commission (EC)

Fundao para a Cincia e a Tecnologia (FCT)

Health Research Council

  • Joint Statement of Principle: Adoption and Use of ORCID identifiers in New Zealand

    Jointly issued by:

    • Health Research Council of New Zealand
    • Independent Research Association of New Zealand
    • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
    • Ministry of Education
    • Ministry for Primary Industries
    • New Zealand Association of Scientists
    • Royal Society of New Zealand
    • Science New Zealand
    • Tertiary Education Commission
    • Universities New Zealand


Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

MQ: Transforming Mental Health

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

National Research Foundation (Singapore)

National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF)

Research Councils UK (RCUK)

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)

Smithsonian Institution

Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet)

Tertiary Education Commission

US Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

US National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program (NASA)

US National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Wellcome Trust

If you are a funder and would like us to include your ORCID policy on this page, or if you are aware of a funder policy that is missing from the list, please contact [email protected].