ÜberResearch Launches Funding Wizard for ORCID
ÜberWizard includes more than 1.2 million grants and $600 billion of funding for easy access to track funding and research history
Today, ÜberResearch announces the launch of their free funding wizard for ORCID, under the name ÜberWizard. The wizard allows ORCID users to import and associate their funding data with their ORCID record, through a simple search–click–submit process. The ÜberWizard includes more than 1.2 million grants from 60 of the top US and European funding bodies representing more than $600bn of historical research funding. The launch of ÜberWizard comes the same week as ORCID expands their interface to include funding information.
“We want to make adding funding inform
ation into ORCID as easy as possible,” said Christian Herzog, CEO of ÜberResearch.
“ORCID users will now have an easy-to-use interface that integrates and standardizes data from more than 60 of the largest US and European funders, and we are adding new funders each month.”
Beyond the current system, ÜberResearch is offering to help other grant funders include their data in the ÜberWizard. “We believe this will be easier for funders, easier for users, and beneficial for both. Researchers can add all their grants in one step – saving time, making adoption easier and more likely,” Herzog added.
“ORCID’s mission is to facilitate and automate connections between researchers and their professional contributions. From works, to other identifiers, affiliations, and now funding data, we continue to work with the community to realize that vision,” says Laurel Haak, PhD, Executive Director of ORCID.
“We are excited to be collaborating with the team at ÜberResearch to provide researchers with tools to link their ORCID record with their funding data reliably and with minimal effort.”
The ÜberWizard is available now in the ORCID Registry and can be accessed by any user at http://orcid.org/register.
For more information, you can follow ÜberResearch and ORCID on Twitter, they’re @UberResearch and @ORCID_Org.