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Organization Registration

This is where the process of registering your organization for access to begins. Review this overview if you are submitting a grant on behalf of a company, state, local, or tribal government, academic or research institution, not-for-profit or any other institution. See below for the registration overview.

Organization Registration Checklist Adobe PDF

Organization Registration User Guide Adobe PDF

Registration in Brief:

STEP 1: Obtain DUNS Number
Same day. Your organization will need to obtain a DUNS Number. If your organization doesn’t have one, you will need to go to the Dun & Bradstreet website at [EXIT Disclaimer] to obtain the number.

STEP 2: Register with CCR
Two days or up to one to two weeks. Ensure that your organization is registered with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) at [EXIT Disclaimer]. If your organization is not, an authorizing official of your organization must register. You will not be able to move on to Step 3 until this step is completed.

STEP 3: Obtain Username & Password
Same day. Create a username and password with Operational Research Consultants (ORC), the credential service provider. You will need to use your organization’s DUNS Number to access the ORC website at

STEP 4: Registration
Same day. Register with to open an account using the username and password you received from Operational Research Consultants (ORC) at

STEP 5: AOR Authorization
Time depends on responsiveness of your E-Biz POC. The E-Business Point of Contact (E-Biz POC) at your organization must respond to the registration email from and login at to authorize you as an Authorized Organization Represenative (AOR). Please note that there can be more than one AOR for your organization. In some cases the E-Biz POC is also the AOR for an organization as well.

At any time, you can track your AOR status at the Applicant home page of in “Quick Links” by logging in with your username and password. Login as an Applicant here (enter your username & password you obtained in Step 4):

STEP 2: Register with

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