Many research funders are integrating ORCID identifiers into their application processes and reporting workflows. So far 14 research funders from 6 continents have become members of ORCID.
For the funders, using ORCID iDs can help them process applications and then track publications, datasets and other outputs that result from the awards.
For the researchers, using an ORCID iD can cut down data entry in applications and help in providing reports on the outputs from the research funding. It also enables the researcher to keep a record of all the funding that they've been awarded throughout their research career.
ResearchFish - a service for the reporting of outcomes for research impact tracking - has also integrated ORCID iDs into its submission process. This will allow researchers to push data from ResearchFish to their ORCID record but also pull publications listed on their ORCID profile ResearchFish. Sharing data across platforms via the ORCID registry should save time and effort for busy researchers. A step-by-step guide on how to link your ORCID iD and your ResearchFish is available to download - see link below.
The UK Research Councils announced in late 2015 that they will be capturing ORCID iDs in the Joint Electronic Submission System (JeS) beginning in early 2016. Collecting ORCID iDs will mean that RCUK will be able to receive data from the ORCID registry that will identify articles published that arise from RCUK funding. This should cut down the reporting burden on researchers. RCUK will also be able to track the careers and publication histories of RCUK-funded researchers.
More information on Funders' integration with ORCID is available via the following links
Major funders that require the use of ORCID iDs include:
Research Councils UK
US Department of Transportation
Autism Speaks (USA)
It is very easy to sign up for an ORCID iD