ORCID News for Washington University in St. Louis

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recently announced that individuals supported by research training, fellowship, research education, and career development awards will be required to have ORCID iDs (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifiers) beginning in FY 2020.

eRA system validations will check whether applicants have ORCID iDs and applications will not be accepted unless an ORCID iD is linked to the PD/PI’s eRA Commons Personal Profile.

At this time, prospective applicants for individual fellowship and career development awards are encouraged to follow the ORCID link from their Personal Profiles in the eRA Commons, where they can either link their eRA profiles to existing ORCID accounts or create ORCID profiles and link them back to the eRA Commons. Similarly, PD/PIs of institutional research training, career development and research education awards are urged to begin alerting potential appointees to do the same.

Refer to the Notice (NOT-OD-19-109): Requirement for ORCID iDs for Individuals Supported by Research Training, Fellowship, Research Education, and Career Development Awards Beginning in FY 2020 for more information.

A Washington University institutional sign-in to ORCID using your WUSTL Key is available. From the ORCID page, select the Institutional Account tab. Enter “wash” and select Washington University in St. Louis from the dropdown list and click Continue. This will redirect to the WUSTL Key page to sign-in to ORCID using your institutional account.

Two Easy Steps for Obtaining an ORCID iD:

  1. Go to the Register page.
  2. Automatically add publications to the ORCID profile from Scopus or Web of Science using Publons.
The Becker Medical Library and the Danforth Campus Libraries are offering two flash sessions on ORCID. Refreshments will be provided. (From Research News)

About the author

As the Head of Data Services at Washington University in St. Louis, Moore directs services in digital data management, curation, analysis, visualization, literacies, and GIS. She was a co-PI on the IMLS grant, Community Standards for 3D Data Preservation (CS3DP), which continues to bring stakeholders together to establish agreement on how to make 3D data long-lasting (book forthcoming); a partner and curator in the Data Curation Network (DCN), which has created a shared curation model for institutions; a co-PI on the IMLS Specialized Data Curation Workshop grant, which is focused on training curators in DCN methods; and the WashU Representative for the Research Data Alliance, an international organization addressing research data. Moore is program faculty in International and Area Studies and a GIS instructor in the UCollege.