The most advanced platform for research funders has partnered with the world’s leading name disambiguation service for researchers to simplify and streamline the grantmaking lifecycle
SmartSimple Software Inc. (“SmartSimple”), a provider of cloud-based grant management software for some of the world’s leading research foundations and institutions, government agencies, and pharmaceutical companies, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an ORCID Certified Service Provider.
ORCID is a non-profit organization that supports researchers, research institutions, publishers, and funders around the world. ORCID’s open, trusted, and inclusive identification system allows researchers to obtain a unique ID and connect it to pertinent information including grants and publications, helping them save time while maintaining control over their profile information. ORCID can now be enabled within any SmartSimple solution.
“We are delighted that SmartSimple is the latest service to join our Certified Service Provider program,” said Chris Shillum, ORCID’s Executive Director. “This program allows customers to be confident that systems they are purchasing are integrated with ORCID out of the box, and also allows us to help vendors follow our best-practice integration guidance for their specific workflows.”
SmartSimple’s cloud platform has been acknowledged as the most comprehensive solution on the market for funders in the 2020 edition of A Consumers Guide to Grants Management Systems by Tech Impact’s Idealware. SmartSimple received the #1 ranking for the most number of advanced features supporting the grantmaking lifecycle. By integrating with ORCID, SmartSimple now offers even more robust functionality, including the ability for funding applicants to instantly import their ORCID records into their SmartSimple cloud profile. For research grant administrators, updates can be added directly to the funding recipient’s ORCID record.
“We’re thrilled that ORCID has certified SmartSimple as a provider,” said Teresa Clarke, Director of Research Solutions at SmartSimple. “Integrating with ORCID not only makes applying for funding easier for researchers, but allows funders to better view, analyze, and make decisions about the information they’re seeing. It’s a perfect match.”
SmartSimple and ORCID will be hosting a live webinar on June 23, 2021 to demonstrate how their two solutions work together and help to empower the research community. Register here today.