The ORCID ID

The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) ID is used within NIH and Grants.gov to relate publications to grants. You can associate your ORCID ID from the Commons Personal Profile module.

If no ORCID ID is connected to your profile, Closed toggler arrowa link will be provided to start the process.

Personal Profile section indicating link to connnect to or create an ORCID iD

Click the Create or Connect your ORCID ID link and Closed toggler arrowthe ORCID site opens, letting you log in and connect your ID to your Commons profile or to set up an ORCID ID which can then be connected to your Commons profile. If you hover over the question mark icons for a field, a window will open with an explanation for that field.

NOTE: If you get an error from eRA Commons when attempting to link your ORCID ID, contact the eRA Service Desk. One common reason why this might not work is that you have two eRA Commons accounts, and the other account is already linked to the ORCID ID. The ORCID ID can be linked to only one Commons account. Also, to remove an ORCID, you must also contact the eRA Service Desk.

ORCID log in and registration page

Once your ORCID ID has been created, click the Create or Connect your ORCID ID link in your Commons Personal Profile and log into ORCID. You will then be prompted to Closed toggler arrowauthorize NIH to access your personal ORCID profile (public information only).

screenshot of the ORCID window requesting authorization to get the ORCID number

The ORCID ID is an important identifier to enable transparent and trustworthy connections between individuals engaged in research, scholarship, and innovation activities and is tied to an individual researcher's or contributor's name. More than six million ORCID IDs have been established worldwide to connect individuals to their professional information (such as publications, awards, affiliations, etc.) for references and citations. You are encouraged to complete your ORCID profile and connect the resulting ID to your Commons account.
For more information regarding ORCID IDs please visit https://orcid.org ORCID symbol.

Once you have successfully linked your ORCID ID to your Commons account, Closed toggler arrowit will be shown on your Personal Profile and be available in IMPACII.

Personal Profile summary showing linked ORCiD

Additional Instructions for Fellowship:

For NIH fellowship applications submitted to due dates on or after January 25, 2020, the personal profile associated with the eRA Commons username entered in the Credential field for the PD/PI (fellowship applicant) must include an ORCID ID (e.g., orcid.org/0000-0001-2345-6789) in order to pass NIH validation requirements. For more information on linking an ORCID ID to an eRA Commons personal profile see: Commons Personal Profile Summary

Additional Instructions for Career Development:

For NIH Individual career development award applications submitted to due dates on or after January 25, 2020, the personal profile associated with the eRA Commons username entered in the Credential field for the PD/PI (candidate) must include an ORCID ID (e.g., orcid.org/0000-0001-2345-6789) in order to pass NIH validation requirements. For more information on linking an ORCID ID to an eRA Commons personal profile see: Commons Personal Profile Summary