European Commission report recommends ORCID adoption
The recent European Commission report on next generation metrics (full report only available as a pdf) recommends that the EC adopt ORCID for grant applications, management and reporting platforms.
RECOMMENDATION #8 states that:
“The European research system and Open Science Cloud should adopt ORCID as its preferred system of unique identifiers, and an ORCID iD should be mandatory for all applicants and participants in FP9. Unique identifiers for individuals and research works will gradually improve the robustness of metrics and reduce administrative burden. ORCID provides researchers with a unique ID and associates this ID with a regularly updated list of publications. It is already backed by a growing number of funders across Europe (http://about.orcid.org/). The EC and ERC should utilise ORCID IDs for grant applications, management and reporting platforms, and the benefits of ORCID need to be better communicated to researchers and other stakeholders” (Galsworthy & McKee, 2013).
This supplements the many other public policies and announcements driving ORCID adoption, some of which are listed in the Other drivers for ORCID adoption and links to more information section in our management briefing toolkit: Making the business case for ORCID at your institution.