ROR is a global, community-led registry of open persistent identifiers for research organizations

Use the registry

The Research Organization Registry (ROR) includes IDs and metadata for more than 102,000 organizations and counting. Registry data is CC0 and openly available via a search interface, REST API, and data dump. Registry updates are curated through a community process and released on a rolling basis.


Join the community

ROR is community-supported open infrastructure driven by organizations and individuals from around the world. Join the community to get involved in advisory groups, give feedback on future directions, and integrate ROR in your systems.


Learn more about ROR

California Digital Library, Crossref, and DataCite launched ROR in 2019 following extensive community collaborations to develop an open registry of research organization identifiers. ROR is the only organization identifier that is completely open, focused specifically on affiliations, operated as a community initiative, and supported in core scholarly infrastructure.


News and Updates

Case Study: Clear Skies, Research Integrity, Data Science, and ROR

Adam Day, CEO of Clear Skies Ltd., discusses how he works to improve research integrity with tools like Papermill Alarm, why such tools can assist but can’t replace human investigators, and what’s so important for data scientists about free and open identifers like ROR.

By Amanda French on November 27, 2023

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How ROR and the Open Funder Registry Overlap: A Closer Look at the Data

Following on the announcement that Crossref’s Open Funder Registry will be merging with ROR after 2024, we’d like to do a deep dive into the specifics of the evidence that ROR is ready to take on the important work that the Open Funder Registry has been doing: identifying research funders in a clean, consistent, comprehensive, and interoperable way.

By Amanda French, Adam Buttrick on October 12, 2023

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Help Us Test v2 of the ROR API!

After nearly a year of planning and community input, we are thrilled to release a beta version of ROR’s first major schema and API update, which is open to the public for testing through October 16, 2023.

By Liz Krznarich, Amanda French on September 14, 2023

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