Funder Registry

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A veritable who’s who of funders worldwide, the Crossref Funder Registry is a unique taxonomy of grant-giving organizations.

A freely-downloadable file, this registry lists funders and their unique identifiers. It is CC-0 and available to integrate with your own systems.

The registry is donated by Elsevier and updated approximately monthly with new funders. Existing entries are also reviewed to make sure that they are accurate and up to date. If you spot anything that doesn’t look right please get in touch and let us know. You can also download a .csv file of the Funder Registry.

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There are many benefits of clear, transparent and measurable information on who funded research and where it has been published:

  • Funding organizations are able to better track the published results of their grants
  • Research institutions are able to monitor the published outputs of their employees
  • Publishers are able to analyze the sources of funding for their authors and ensure compliance with funder mandates
  • Readers and the public benefit from greater transparency on who funded the research and the results of R&D funding.

How it works

Authors acknowledge the funding sources for their research in their publications. Using the Funder Registry, publishers can clearly identify the funders who backed the research, standardize this metadata and send it to us.

We can then make it openly available through funding data search and our API.

How to participate

Publishers: collect funder names and grant IDs from authors via your submission system, or extract them from acknowledgements sections. Match the names with the corresponding funder IDs from the Registry, and add these three additional pieces of metadata - funder name, funder id, and grant id - to your regular Crossref deposits.

Funders: You can view the content that has cited your funding by entering your organization’s name into funding data search. If you prefer a machine-readable query use our REST API. If you have questions about how your organization appears in the registry then please get in touch. There’s also more information on the funder registry and our other services on our funder community page and on how funders can register DOIs for grants.

Obligations & fees

There are no member fees for depositing funding data. Funding data search and our REST API are freely available.

Publishers must include the Funder ID from the Registry for each funder if it is present in the Registry.

Please contact our membership specialist with any questions or to get set up, or contact our technical support specialists for any technical or troubleshooting questions.

Last Updated: 2017 January 19 by Kirsty Meddings