New System for Applying to Big Government Financiers

“Everyone who is applying to Formas, the Swedish Research Council and Forte must, from now, do their application in Prisma. To be able to use Prisma you have to register in ORCID”, says Annika Bergman, director for Grants and Innovation office (GIO).

Prisma allows you to apply for research grants. Reviewers can do their review tasks and the administrating organizations accounts in which they can manage the organization’s applications, sign documents and report back.

”Since the system is new you have to insert some data, for example publications. My advice is to do this well before deadline, otherwise you risk technical obstacles and to miss deadline.”

In ORCIDs own words - ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. ORCID is unique in its ability to reach across disciplines, research sectors and national boundaries. It is a hub that connects researchers and research through the embedding of ORCID identifiers in key workflows, such as research profile maintenance, manuscript submissions, grant applications, and patent applications.

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an international directory of researchers, and it is mandatory in Prisma. If you have not yet created a research ID, you may do so at ORCIDs website. (

”The library will compile the university’s ORCID. So after registration and after receiving an ORCID message you should contact the library”, says Annika Bergman.

Creating the ID is done in three steps:

  1. Register
  2. Add your information
  3. Use your ORCID ID

If you are curious and want to find out more about ORCID you can find more information on (

Text: Suss Wilén