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: