Connect your grants and grantees with their published outputs

We collect and share metadata about research published in articles, books, preprints, reviews, and more—such as licenses, clinical trials, and retractions—all of which helps funders measure reach and return.

Funders are also joining Crossref as members to register research grants with us, to be able to accurately track this information at the individual award level.

Our members register DOIs and bibliographic metadata with us for journal articles, preprints, books, peer reviews, and more.

We make this information available via a funder search interface and via our public REST API so that it can be seamlessly integrated into systems downstream.

Crossref metadata is the bedrock for many thousands of platforms and services from search and discovery to research and assessment tools.

This metadata will always be open and freely available but we also offer a more dedicated service with more predictable API response times, through our Plus service.

Watch the video below to find out more about funding data and the registry:


As the video shows, we take this largely unstructured grant data, and help the research community match products and people to funding. In turn, funders use this metadata to track the impacts of their investment, and understand similar investments made by other funders.

Registering research grants

You can find out more about why funders are registering research grants and how you can get involved in this important initiative by visiting our dedicated grants page.

If you have any questions about membership or registering grants, then our membership specialist can help. Our technical support specialists can also help with questions about the funder registry, our APIs or grant registration.

Page owner: Rachael Lammey   |   Last updated 2020-May-01