ORCID ID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID), a personal digital identifier that distinguishes every researcher, is used by NIH and Grants.gov to relate publications to grants. In a release yesterday, a new link to access ORCID.org was added to the Personal Profile section of eRA Commons. This will allow principal investigators to create an ORCID ID to link to their Commons account, so that their publications can be linked to their grants.
Figure 1: ORCID ID Link in the User Information section of the Personal Profile
In addition, the Personal Profile screens will be updated on Wednesday, January 10, to better align with best practices in security, user interface design, and industry standards. The navigation will be more user friendly, while the underlying functionality, fields, and requested information will remain the same.