EARMA Digital Event: Global grant identifiers: Building a richer picture of research support

  • 06 May 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM (CEST)
  • Zoom link announced to those registered


  • Free using your code
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Global grant identifiers: Building a richer picture of research support

Want to know more about how you can use grant identifiers to help map grants to published outputs? 

Join our fantastic set of speakers to find out more about the work being done by funders to find better ways to share information about the grants they award. This information will be made openly available so that research institutions can:

  • Provide additional effective and constructive support for proposal preparation
  • Give easier ways to perform due diligence and improve data quality
  • Reduce overhead in data collection and compliance
  • Enable easier, more accurate analysis
  • Have improved and better evidence for career and organisational impact

The main aim behind research grant registration at Crossref is to make more reliable connections between grants and the outputs that result from those grants, in a way that can be used by the whole community. A global group of funders has been working with Crossref since 2017 to start to develop a robust, open, reliable registry of grants and metadata, linked to persistent identifiers. Between them, they have now registered nearly 17,000 grants (and growing).

This session will introduce the concept of global identifiers for grants, give an update on the project and how it aims to help achieve the benefits above and talk about future plans. We’ll be joined by funders from the European Commission, Human Frontier Science Program and by Altum who work with hundreds of funders who use their Proposal Central grants management system who’ll talk about their work in this area. 

But don’t just listen to us! We’d love to gather feedback and ideas from the EARMA audience and we’ll do so using interactive polls and Q&As including:

  • Important information to collect as part of the grant metadata
  • Systems and workflows that need to be supported
  • Potential opportunities and blockers
  • What questions you have

The event will start as a zoom webinar with presentations from Crossref, the European Commission and Altum and will end in a Zoom meeting with a discussion via Mentimeter.

Looking forward to you joining us!

Presenter bios

Rachael Lammey is Head of Special Programs at Crossref. Based in Oxford (but at home for the last year), she worked for Taylor & Francis for six years before joining Crossref in 2012. Rachael worked in Product Management at Crossref before moving over to the Member & Community Outreach team in 2016. She is more than happy to talk about most things Crossref, but grant registration, data citation and organization identifiers are a good starting point!


Rosa Clark joined Crossref in 2015 and is based in the US. As the Communications & Events Manager, her role involves handling communications activities, supporting and planning events, and coordinating sponsorships. Before Crossref, Rosa held administrative roles and sales leadership roles in varied industries.


Jennifer Kemp is Head of Partnerships at Crossref, where she works with members, service providers and metadata users on best practices to improve community participation, metadata and discoverability. Prior to Crossref, she was most recently Senior Manager of Policy and External Relations, North America for Springer Nature. Her experience in scholarly communications began with her work as a Publication Manager at HighWire Press, where she had a variety of nonprofit and commercial publisher clients. Jennifer's perspective remains influenced by her years as a librarian and she enjoys staying connected to libraries through participation in Metadata 2020 and the Next Generation Library Publishing Advisory Board.


Guntram Bauer is Director of Science Policy and Communications of the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) located in Strasbourg, France where he is a member of the senior management responsible for scientific strategy, outreach, and communication activities. Prior to his current position he was the Director of the HFSP Fellowship Programs. After receiving his doctoral degree from the University of Bayreuth in 1997 he worked as a researcher in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and later on at Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne, Germany. He is a founding member of the Steering Group for the Global Biodata Coalition that will start a global coordinating effort for the management of biodata resources and the Strasbourg based Fondation Kastler that advises and supports foreign students in France.


Diego Chialva is trained both in computer science and in physics and finally opted for the former. He has been working in data engineering, semantic web technologies, machine learning and all that revolves around those, especially code. Diego is the author of DINGO and is now at ERCEA where he is interested in open science, research policy evaluation and monitoring, and technological approaches to help with this.


Jamie McKee is the Product Manager for ProposalCentral and related research solutions for funders, research institutions, and researchers. For twenty years, Altum’s solutions have enabled non-profit and government funders to improve the efficiency of their funding processes and communicate impact of their research programs.  Jamie’s passion is technology-enabled business transformation. He has been a champion for the adoption of persistent identifiers to help create connections across the research ecosystem. Under Jamie’s leadership, ProposalCentral became the first certified funder platform for ORCID integration. Today,  65 funders require  ORCID IDs in their grant applications. At the start of 2021, five funders on the ProposalCentral platform began registering grant DOIs for all their awards.  As an advocate of industry collaboration to accelerate research, Jamie has guided consortia of both research institutions and research funders in the cooperative development of technology solutions.


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