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Researchers Required to Obtain ORCID

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Federal funding agencies are now requiring the use of digital identifiers in grant applications. To comply with this requirement, we are requiring all researchers at DU who apply for research funding to register for and maintain an ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) Profile by December 1. This profile will assign you a unique, persistent identifier as a researcher that will help ensure your contributions to research, scholarship, and innovation are connected across disciplines, borders, and time. 

As an organization, ORCID is a global non-profit supported by membership, including DU Libraries, and began working with publishers, funding agencies and libraries nearly ten years ago. The use of ORCID identifiers is now widely adopted across scholarly publishing, particularly in journals. In fact, well over 100 DU faculty have already registered with ORCID so we are hoping this requirement has already been met by many of you. Once you register and obtain your ORCID, you may include it while submitting grants and publications, which will then be associated with your ORCID profile. These data can eventually be imported into your Faculty Success (formerly Activity Insight) account. Adopting these identifiers will ultimately save you time, and we’re here to support you throughout. 

For now, we are only requiring you register with ORCID. Please follow this link to do so: 

If you have any questions or would like help registering or with any part of ORCID, please contact Jack Maness, Associate Dean in the University Libraries, at