Funders Interest Group
The Funders Interest group (FIG) is a bi-monthly meeting where key funders meet to discuss ORCID and how best to facilitate its use.
Funders Interest Group structure
Currently the Funder Interest Group (FIG) comprises 20 funder representatives from a range of funder types (e.g., small philanthropic, large national funder) and disciplinary foci (e.g., multidisciplinary, single- or sub-disciplinary focused), with a balanced geographical coverage. We are grateful to Paul Gemmill, UKRI Director for Reforming our Business and member of the ORCID Board, for agreeing to act as the inaugural chair of the FIG.
We are grateful to the FIG members listed to the right for their involvement in the inaugural year of FIG
Aims and focus
We recognize the unique challenges encountered by the funding sector. Unlike other groups, such as universities or publishers, there are fewer formal opportunities for collaborating. Funders have a complex set of stakeholder relationships and dependencies across research and policy fields. In addition, different subject disciplines, regulatory environments, geographical regions, and funder types (e.g., public or private) have resulted in a range of capabilities, workflows, and value propositions with respect to ORCID, and to persistent identifiers more generally.
While ORBIT was focused on investigations into funders’ needs and pathfinder ORCID implementations, with the FIG we hope to provide a space for formal collaboration to unfold, bringing a range of perspectives together to focus primarily on implementation: integrating ORCID into systems and processes, developing and communicating best practices, and guiding the development or adoption of policies related to ORCID and other persistent identifiers.
Are you a funder and want to get involved in this group, reach out to Shawna Sadler, ORCID Engagement Manager, Outreach & Partnerships
FIG Members 2022