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Digital Persistent IDentifiers - PIDs

This guide lists 6 key PID types: ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID), DOI (Digital Object Identifier), RRID (Research Resource ID), ROR (Research Organization Registry), Funder ID, Grant ID, It will also discuss some benefits of using PIDs.

Why cite the grant?

When the taxpayers or a foundation's donors ask how their money has been spent, funding agencies need accurate information for accountability. If continued funding of research is important to you, then citing the grant is good practice. Cite the grant whether your research was directly funded or you received indirect support through services subsidized in a funded Core or Center. 

Funder IDs from the Funder Registry are usually recognized "automagically" if you cite the Grant ID number. However, if there is no Grant ID number to cite, then look up your funder in the Funder Registry to credit them directly.

Support you might credit at VCU

If you received support from these sources, document with the grant numbers. Visit the OVPRI page on Cores and laboratories for more on citing VCU centers.