Transparency in Research Connections and Reporting

2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Room C

Difficulties in tracking research, information, and publications can slow scientific advancements and discoveries. To address this challenge, the use of persistent identifies, such as ORCID, can be used to track federal resources by R&D performers and outputs from R&D investments. Join us for a discussion on the utility of and challenges to using persistent identifiers, while strategizing ways to increase discoverability of research and development products.


Mariam Elsayed,


will discuss the adoption of ORCiD by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science user facilities, and how ORCiD integrations have streamlined the facilities’ business processes and improved acknowledgement of resources.

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Laurel Haak,


will discuss the use of persistent identifiers in research information management, what ORCiD is, and how and why it is being used to identify and connect researchers with their contributions

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Richard Ikeda,


will discuss how difficult it is to determine who’s who and will describe NIH efforts to use ORCID iDs and DOIs to help NIH evaluate its investments and reduce administrative burden for both NIH staff and extramural investigators.

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Discussion Questions:

  • Why should Agencies use persistent identifiers?  How can Agencies be persuaded to embed identifiers in their workflows to enable better impact tracking and ROI reporting?
  • Does transparency of source matter in determining what information to use for grant application, reporting, or program assessment?
  • What are Agency experiences in using persistent identifiers a framework for a shared research information infrastructure?
  • How can persistent identifiers be used both to minimize duplication of effort and establish synergies across research efforts