ORCIDs are persistent digital identifiers for researchers that are owned and controlled by the person they identify. You can claim one at www.orcid.org.
As a consequence of its support from the National Science Foundation, IMSI is required to collect an ORCID from anyone who receives support from its grant. Since GROW is online this year, participants are not receiving direct support from our grant, so we are not required to collect ORCIDs from participants. However, we are asking those who wish to provide them voluntarily. Having this information will help with the long term evaluation of GROW, since it will allow us to find out what happens to GROW participants many years down the road.