Funders commit to implementing ORCID iDs
Funder open letter
ORCID have published an open letter from funders who are committed to implementing ORCID iDs in accordance with best practice guidelines to make data sharing easier.
Funders who have signed the letter so far include UK Research and Innovation (UKRI, formerly RCUK), the Wellcome Trust and The Royal Society in the UK alongside other international funding bodies. They are part of a growing list of funders who request an ORCID iD from researchers during the grant application process.
Read more about the announcement on the Jisc Scholarly Communications blog.
All St Andrews researchers should have an ORCID iD
This latest news indicates that ORCID iDs are becoming the ‘thing to have’ as part of today’s research environment. The University of St Andrews strongly supports the use of ORCID iDs by researchers and expects all its researchers to have an ORCID iD by summer 2019.
But there is no need to wait until then! – Learn more about the benefits of using an ORCID iD, how to get one and link it to your Pure account to automatically share high quality information about your research on our ORCID pages.
See also our recent blog post about the use of ORCID iDs by researchers at the University of St Andrews.