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Register with the Credential Provider

In order to safeguard the security of your electronic information, utilizes E-Authentication – the Federal program that ensures secure transactions.

E-Authentication defines the level of trust or trustworthiness of the parties involved in a transaction through the use of Credential Providers. It is the process of determining, with certainty, that someone really is who they claim to be.

The Credential Provider for is Operational Research Consultants (ORC). When you register with ORC, you will receive a username and password which you will need to Register with as an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR). As an AOR, you will be authorized to submit grant applications through on behalf of your organization. Note that the eBusiness Point of Contact for your organization will need to assign these rights to you once you have registered with

Registering with a Credential Provider is a simple process. Access Credential Provider to register. If you have any questions about obtaining credentials, please contact us at

Note: currently supports associating only one DUNS number per credential. A future enhancement is planned to provide the ability to assign multiple DUNS numbers to a credential.

Guidance on this process is included in the Tutorial, User Guide and Help sections of this site. Just access the Customer Support tab, or click the Help button above for assistance.