Managing your academic identity has become increasingly important as federal agencies, such as NIH and NSF, look to accurately assess:
- Potential scientific and budgetary overlap with proposed research projects
- Investigator and staff overcommitment
- Security and integrity concerns of publicly funded U.S. research
An ORCID iD can help ensure accurate disclosures while reducing the burden of disclosing. The non-profit ORCID maintains a registry of unique personal identifiers, helping researchers ensure that articles, chapters, books, datasets, conference proceedings, and other research products are accurately and correctly attributed.
If you do not already have an ORCID iD, it is important that you get one to increase your research visibility. If you already have an ORCID, it is important to keep it updated. To make your ORCID record discoverable across Johns Hopkins, link your ORCID to JHU.
Create and link your ORCID with JHU through the Johns Hopkins ORCID Registry
If you haven’t registered yet, please follow the directions below .
- Register and create an ORCID if you do not already have one. Sign in and link to your JHED if you already have an ORCID.
- To import publications and research output from other sources, go to Works–Add Works. Choose CrossRef, DataCite, Scopus, Web of Science, Europe Pubmed Central, and other relevant data sources.
JHU Communication from Denis Wirtz and Andrew Douglas – 4/16/2021
It is important that all university faculty carefully manage your academic identity so that others can find and see your work. This has become even more important as investigators are facing additional scrutiny on the completeness and accuracy of other support and biosketch disclosures. Federal agencies are increasingly asking for information so that they can accurately assess:
Potential scientific and budgetary overlap with a proposed research project
Investigator and staff overcommitment
Security and integrity concerns of publicly funded U.S. research
An effective approach to ensuring accurate disclosures while reducing burden is the use of digital persistent identifiers (DPIs), particularly the ORCID identifier (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifiers). ORCID iDs can simplify investigator reporting by saving time, ensuring accuracy, and improving the tracking of career outcomes. These unique identifiers distinguish individual investigators and can be used to connect researchers with their contributions to science over time and across changes of name, location, and institutional affiliation.
These free identifiers are assigned and maintained by the nonprofit organization ORCID. ORCID maintains a registry of unique personal identifiers, helping researchers ensure that articles, chapters, books, datasets, conference proceedings, and other research products are accurately and correctly attributed. ORCID is a widely used persistent identifier, trusted by institutions of higher education, publishers, and funders.
The JHU Provost’s Office strongly recommends faculty use ORCID for this purpose, and we anticipate that NIH and NSF will require the use of ORCID at some point.
Starting in 2017, NIH has provided investigators the option to associate an ORCID identifier with their eRA Commons Personal Profile. Since September 2020, NIH, AHRQ, and CDC have taken an additional step by requiring that individuals supported by research training, fellowships, research education, and career development awards have ORCID iDs.
ORCID iDs save time and assure accuracy when applying for research grants by feeding information to SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae, which is a researcher profile system for all individuals who apply for research awards. This past October, NSF approved the use of SciENcv to create an NSF Biosketch for proposal preparation. In addition, NIH is finalizing the SciENcv template for other support and anticipates that the template will be available beginning in FY2022.
If you already have an ORCID iD, please keep it updated. You should also link your ORCID iD to JHU to prepare for possible future integration with local systems.
Vice Provost for Research
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