NIH, AHRQ, and CDC announced in July 2019 that individuals supported by research training, fellowship, research education, and career development awards will be required to have ORCID iDs beginning in FY 2020. (See details: Notice Number NOT-OD-19-109)
In October 2019, the requirement for ORCID identifiers will be incorporated into the appointment process for trainees, scholars, and participants supported by institutional research training, career development, and research education awards that require appointments through the xTrain system, including the following: T03, T15, T32, T34, T35, T37, T42, T90/R90, TL1, TL4, TU2, K12/KL2, R25, R38, RL5, RL9 At the time of appointment, the xTrain system will check whether appointees have ORCID iDs and appointments will be not be accepted for agency review unless an ORCID iD is linked to the individual's eRA Commons Personal Profile.
Beginning with receipt dates on or after January 25, 2020, the requirement for ORCID identifiers will be enforced at the time of application for individual fellowship and career development awards, including the following: F05, F30, F31, F32, F33, F37, F38, F99/K00, FI2, K01, K02, K05, K07, K08, K18, K22, K23, K24, K25, K26, K38, K43, K76, K99/R00 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.
This NIH blog posting (August 2019) provides more details on what the NIH is doing and plans to do with ORCID: "Linking ORCID Identifiers to eRA Profiles to Streamline Application Processes and to Enhance Tracking of Career Outcomes."Action Steps for UNC-Chapel Hill researchers and trainees:
For more information on ORCID, please check out the resources linked below:
Register for an ORCID iD and connect your new or existing ORCID iD to your UNC ID (PID) at the UNC-Chapel Hill ORCID Creation and Connection Portal (UNC Portal). ORCID registration is free and takes less than a minute.
The UNC ORCID Portal will take you to the ORCID website to login to your ORCID account or create one if you do not have one. Here are the steps:
Once you have registered, your ORCID iD will look like “orcid.org/0000-0003-1079-1779.”
Go to "My ORCID Record" under the "For Researchers" tab to start importing your works (see Import Works to ORCID below) and adding them to your record.
If you think you may already have an ORCID iD, but don't know the number or have multiple ORCID iDs please contact ORCID support.
Upon opening the ORCID homepage, click on the Sign In button in the top right hand corner.
If you have never signed in before you have two options: a personal account or an institutional account.
It is recommended to create a Personal Account when you register for the first time. This is to avoid getting locked out of your account if you lose access to your Institutional account once you graduate or leave UNC .
You can then link your personal ORCID account to your UNC Onyen account by clicking the Institutional account tab. It will ask you for your affiliation and you can search for UNC-Chapel Hill. Once you login to ORCID with your Onyen and password it will prompt you to link your personal ORCID account to your institutional account. NOTE: this linking step is separate and unrelated to the linking of your ORCID iD and your UNC ID (PID) that you complete at the UNC-Chapel Hill ORCID Creation and Connection Portal.
In your ORCID record, you have three options to add your works "search & link," "import BibTeX" and "add manually":
1. Search & link
If you already use one or more of the following listed tools, “search and link” will be the best way for you to import your works to your ORCID record. Select a preferred tool to start. If you are not sure which tool to select, try linking to CrossRef and Scopus; both of these sources cover journals from a broad range of disciplines and are likely to cover many of the journals you publish in.
ORCID will ask you to authorize the chosen tool to access to your ORCID record. Please click the "Authorize" button to proceed. Follow the instructions on the website of your chosen tool to identify your works. After you finish, your works will be sent to your ORCID record automatically. ORCID allows you to try one or several of the "search & link" tools, sequentially. You may choose to allow Trusted Parties to update or add to your record. For more information, check ORCID support on Link Works.
2. Import BibTex
If you choose to import your works from a citation management tool, please make sure to export your works from the reference management software in BibTex format. BibTex is supported by most citation management software, including EndNote, Refworks, Mendeley, and Zetero. Check this citation manager comparison guide for more information about citation management software.
How to import your works to ORCID from your preferred reference management tools:
For details of exporting instructions for reference management tools, please check the following links:
3. Add manually
It is best practice to setup and authorized ORCID partner organizations like Scopus, CrossRef, DataCite and others to add your works to your ORCID record whenever possible so that the information is validated and complete. If there are cases where you need to add works to your ORCID record manually, choose the "Add manually" option and follow the instructions on the ORCID webpage.