The Academy becomes a member of ORCID

The Academy of Medical Sciences is delighted to become a member of ORCID. The Academy joins 644 ORCID member organisations world-wide.

 ORCID is an open, non-profit effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. The ORCID Registry is available free of charge to researchers, who may obtain an ORCID ID, manage their record of activities, and search for others in the Registry. 

The Academy recognises the benefits of this effort and, since 2015, requires that all lead applicants provide an ORCID ID when applying to our grants schemes. In 2016, the Academy’s Team Science report responded to one of the fundamental issues that emerged - how to record an individual's contributions - and suggested researchers, funders and publishers adopt ORCID as the standard identifier for researchers.

An ongoing challenge for funders is tracking the outputs and outcomes of research they have funded, especially after an award has ended. ORCID provides the foundation to address this challenge. The Academy is delighted to announce joining another 644 ORCID member organisations world-wide, including major UK funders. Combined with efforts by research organisations and publishers, using ORCID identifiers will make it possible to link a researcher’s contributions across their career.

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