N – FundRef

FundRef is a new project that builds on a collaboration between publishers and funding agencies. The project, supported by CrossRef, aims to standardise how funding sources are reported in research articles. Funding statements in journal articles vary widely and make it difficult for funders to track the output of their funding streams. The project will explore how publishers and manuscript tracking system vendors can use standardised metadata for funding sources based on a taxonomy developed at Elsevier.