NIH: Requirement for ORCID iDs for Individuals Supported by Research Training, Fellowship, Education and Career Development Grants

Dear Colleagues:

As we announced during the June, 2019 QRAM, NIH has issued its Guide Notice that requires individuals supported by research training, fellowship, research education, and career development grants to have ORCHID (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifiers) iD’s no later than October 1, 2019. Individual fellowship and career development applications (F’s, K’s) with receipt dates on or after January 25, 2020 will require ORCID identifiers at the time of application.

ORCID iD’s are unique digital identifiers that distinguish individual investigators and can be used to connect them to their contributions to science over time and across changes of name, location, and institutional affiliation. ORCID iD’s should be linked to the eRA Commons Personal Profile. Applicants can also link their ORCID account with SciENcv to simplify the creation of bioscketches for grant applications.

ORCID identifiers will be implemented for institutional awardees through the appointment process in xTrain and for individual fellowship and career development applicants through the application process.

The June, 2019 QRAM presentation contains information on ORCID iD registration. Mitchell Brown, Scholarly Communications Coordinator in the UCI Libraries is the campus contact for assistance with ORCID registration. His contact information can be found on page 44 of the presentation.

The full guide notice can be found at the link below and on the UCI Training grant webpage.


Nancy Lewis

Executive Director, Sponsored Projects


Sponsored Projects Administration

UCI Office of Research

141 Innovation, Suite 250

Irvine, CA  92697-7600

PH:  (949) 824-2897

Fax: (949) 824-2094


Please contact OR Operations @ (949) 824-7295 or to coordinate meeting requests.


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