Funding data provides a standard way to report funding sources for published scholarly research. Publishers deposit funding information from articles and other content using a standard taxonomy of funder names. This funding data is then made publicly available through CrossRef's search interfaces and APIs for funders and other interested parties to analyze.
How Funding data Works
Search FunDREF Data
Funding data Search allows anyone to search on a funder name and find content that has received research funding from that funder. Not all funder names will return results at present, but as the service grows and more publishers deposit funding information more results will become available.
Funding AgenciesFunding Agencies do not need to do anything and are not required to join CrossRef. Publishers will deposit funding information from content that they publish, and anyone can search this data using Funding data Search. Feedback from funding agencies, or questions about Funding data can be sent to email@example.com.
- Incorporate the Open Funder Registry into your submission system or ask your vendor to switch on Funding data functionality. You can make use of our Funding data widget or build your own form.
- Ask authors to input funding information on submission using the controlled vocabulary from the Registry, or extract the information from acknowledgements sections during production or typesetting.
- Make sure your production system can support the additional Funding data metadata elements.
- Submit standardized Funding data to CrossRef with your regular metadata deposits. Funder IDs from the Open Funder Registry must be included for any funder that is listed in the Registry. If a funder is not listed in the Registry it is acceptable to deposit the name only with no ID, but these deposits will not appear in Funding data Search until a funder ID has been created and the record redeposited (see details of how to query for new funder IDs)
- Query CrossRef for funding data using Funding data Search or our search API.
For an overview of Funding data watch our 20 minute pre-recorded Funding data Webinar (.mov)
Technical information on how to deposit Funding data within the CrossRef schema can be found in Funding data Help
The OPEN FunDER Registry
The Open Funder Registry is a taxonomy of international funder names, IDs, abbreviations, alternate names and countries donated by Elsevier. This controlled vocabulary is freely available and should be incorporated into manuscript submission systems or used to reconcile funder names in backfile content ahead of deposit. It is important that Funder ID numbers are located and deposited where available. Funding data with no funder_identifier will not appear in Funding data Search. Please be sure to expose the country field to authors so that they can distinguish between funders in different countries with the same name.
Funding data AdVISORY GROUP
Funding data is guided by an Advisory Group comprising representatives from the following funding bodies and publishers:
American Institute of Physics
American Psychological Association
Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers
Nature Publishing Group
Oxford University Press
US Department of Energy
US National Science Foundation
The Wellcome Trust
Wiley & Sons
- Funding data help (Information on deposit schema, search API and registry)
- Funding data Webinars
- Tuesday, July 22, 2015
Time: 8:00 am (San Francisco), 11:00 am (New York), 4:00 pm (London)
Moderator: Kirsty Meddings
- Tuesday, May 19, 2015
- Tuesday, July 22, 2015
- Open Funder Registry
- Funding data in the news
- Frequently asked questions about Funding data.
- For a short synopsis view the printable summary (PDF).
- Funding data Pilot News Release, May 2012
- Funding data News Release, March 2013
- Funding data News Release, May 2013
- Funding data News Release, July 2013
- Funding data News Release, October 2013
- Funding data Pilot Report, March 2013 (PDF)
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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