Funding data

Linking research funding and published outcomes

Funding data is used by funders to track the publications that result from their grants including use of facilities or equipment, salary awards, etc.).

Publishers can contribute by depositing the funding acknowledgements from their publications as part of their standard metadata. The deposit should include funder names, funder IDs, and associated grant numbers.

Funder names from acknowledgements should be matched with the corresponding unique funder ID from the Funder Registry, a curated list of over 13,000 international funding bodies.

Funding data can be searched via our funder search interface or programmatically via our REST API. This data not only clarifies the scholarly record, but makes life easier for researchers who may need to comply with requirements to make their published results publicly available.

How to collect and register funding data

  • Ask authors to submit the names of their funder(s) and grant numbers when they submit their manuscript or
  • Extract funder names from the text of accepted manuscripts
  • Match funder names to their corresponding Funder ID in the Funder Registry
  • Deposit funder name(s), ID(s) and grant ID(s) for each DOI with Crossref. Visit our support site for funding data schema and guidelines
    • You can register funding data as a stand alone deposit (useful for backfiles) or as part of your standard metadata deposit (for current content)
  • Make use of our search interfaces and REST API to retrieve metadata for your own analysis, or to check the metadata we hold for your publications.
  • Or visit Participation Reports (beta) which give a clear picture for anyone to see the metadata Crossref has. This is data that’s long been available via our Public REST API, now visualized.

Please contact our technical support specialists with any questions about depositing or retrieving funding data.

Last Updated: 2017 February 25 by Kirsty Meddings