Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 13:46

NIH, CDC, and AHRQ have announced that beginning in federal Fiscal Year 2020, ORCID identifiers will be mandatory for individuals supported by research training, fellowship, research education, and career development awards.

An ORCID iD is a free unique identifier for researchers which integrates with publication and funding workflows.  Individuals will be required to not only have an ORCID iD, but also to link the ORCID iD to their eRA Commons Personal Profile.

As of October 1, 2019, ORCID identifiers will be required for all new appointees on the following awards: 

T03, T15, T32, T34, T35, T37, T42, T90/R90, TL1, TL4, TU2, K12/KL2, R25, R38, RL5, RL9

Beginning with receipt dates on or after January 25, 2020, the requirement for ORCID identifiers will be enforced at the time of application for individual fellowship and career development awards, including the following: 

F05, F30, F31, F32, F33, F37, F38, F99/K00, FI2, K01, K02, K05, K07, K08, K18, K22, K23, K24, K25, K26, K38, K43, K76, K99/R00

NIH has provided instructions on how to create or connect your ORCID iD from the eRA Commons Personal Profile.  For more information about how ORCID benefits NIH researchers, see the blog post from the NIH extramural research program.

The Library can help!  Contact Us for assistance or see the library’s resource guide about ORCID.  The Library is also working with the Office of Sponsored Programs to reach out directly to individuals we know are impacted by this announcement.