Researchfish® integration with the ORCID Registry goes live

January 10, 2016

Researchfish, already a member of the ORCID community, have today announced the launch of the integration with the ORCID iD researcher identifier registry, enabling researchers to link their ORCID iD with their Researchfish® account.


This new integration will allow researchers to push and pull publication information between the two systems, and provides benefit to researchers through both Researchfish® and ORCID with high-quality, verified-at-source data that the researcher chooses to share publicly via their account in either system.


Later this year, Researchfish® will automatically associate the funder’s grant reference number (verified by the funders using Researchfish®) with the publication data.  This data may be used by researchers to enrich their ORCID record, and provide another valuable link in the research information chain.  To date researchers have reported in excess of 500,000 publications in Researchfish®.


Integrating Researchfish® with the ORCID Registry will enable researchers to share data easily between these services and thereby gain significant time savings managing their outputs portfolio.


“Connecting Researchfish® accounts with ORCID registries is a major step forward in achieving interoperability for the community of researchers, their research institutions and funding organisations”, confirms Mark Connelly, Managing Director at Researchfish.


The Metric Tide, a recent Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE) report recommends funders, universities, publishers, and researchers use ORCID iDs to assist in reporting for the next UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) - the national research assessment system - as part of a broader effort to improve the data infrastructure that supports research information management.  Further details can be found on a blog by ORCID



Researchfish, the national standard in the UK, currently has over 63,000 researchers reporting from around 145 countries and have reported over 1 million outputs to date.  Researchfish tracks over £40 billion of research funding across over 90,000 awards, and has over 100 members internationally including Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation, Department for International Development and Novo Nordisk Foundation.  Researchfish has a LinkedIn group and can be found on Twitter @Researchfish


ORCID® is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. More information about ORCID may be found at


The Metric Tide: Report of the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and Management, July 2015,104463,en.html

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