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Taylor & Francis supports new initiative to help Global South institutions and researchers benefit from ORCID participation

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Taylor & Francis Group is one of the organizations supporting a new ORCID initiative that will improve the visibility of more researchers and reduce the administrative burden for their institutions. The Global Participation Fund (GPF) will provide grants for community outreach and technical integration in parts of the world currently underrepresented in ORCID participation.

ORCID ensures researchers get the recognition they deserve through a persistent digital identifier that connects authors with their contributions. ORCID has become a critical piece of research infrastructure, integrated into platforms and processes across scholarly communications, including Taylor & Francis Online. However, there are still gaps in organizational participation, particularly in the Global South, which is what the GPF will help address.

Nitasha Devasar, Vice President for India, South Asia, and Africa at Taylor & Francis Group said, “Quality research from the Global South is growing apace. Yet researchers from these regions are not getting the recognition and the opportunities this can bring, and the entire research ecosystem is poorer for this. We are therefore delighted to partner on this important new initiative, ensuring more researchers can benefit from ORCID participation.”

Taylor & Francis was one of the original lenders who provided funding to establish ORCID in 2012. Now, ten years later, Taylor & Francis has joined other partners who are forgiving all or part of their start up loans to make the GPF possible.

ORCID expects to open its first round of grant applications later this year. For more details or to apply for funding, please visit the Global Participation Program pages of the ORCID website.

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