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Explainers

What (and Who) Is the ROR Community?

The Research Organization Registry is a cross-organizational and multi-stakeholder initiative. ROR is run by a small group of steering organizations in collaboration with a broad network of community advisors and supporters.

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Sustaining and Strengthening ROR

We’re more than halfway through 2020, and it has already been a year like no other. In the midst of global upheaval and uncertainty, work on the Research Organization Registry continues.

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Early Adopters of Organization Identifiers in DataCite

Version 4.3 of the DataCite Metadata Schema released during August, 2019 included (among other things), the capability to provide persistent identifiers for affiliated organizations in the metadata (Dasler and deSmaele, Identify your affiliation with Metadata Schema 4.

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Events

ROR-ing Together in Portugal: A Community Celebration

ROR had a party in Portugal last month! Sixty friends - some new, some old - came together in Lisbon on the eve of PIDapalooza 2020 to celebrate ROR’s unofficial first birthday, marking one year since the registry debuted at a community meeting in Dublin in January 2019.

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Updates

A Reflection on ROR's First Year

Flashback to one year ago, December 2018: The ROR project team was putting the final pieces in place to launch the ROR MVR (minimum viable registry) in January.

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A Note of Thanks from ROR

As we announced previously, ROR launched a fundraising campaign in October to ensure the registry’s long-term sustainability. We are grateful for the community supporters who have already contributed to this campaign.

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Explainers

Untangling Affiliation Strings with the ROR API

ROR launched in January 2019 with records for nearly 100,000 research organizations, all with unique IDs and associated metadata. ROR data is useful for a variety of reasons and for a variety of users, including both humans and machines.

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Meet the ROR Steering Group

ROR is thrilled to announce that we are welcoming new members to the ROR Steering Group. The group now consists of the following members:

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Pride in Community: ROR Fundraising Update

ROR launched a fundraising campaign in October to call on community stakeholders to pitch in toward supporting ROR’s long-term sustainability. While the overall goal of this campaign is to raise $175,000 from community supporters over the next two years, we set an initial target of $75,000 by the end of 2019.

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Proposals

Help Build Open Infrastructure for Organization Identifiers: A Call to Support and Sustain ROR

ROR is the Research Organization Registry, a community-led project to develop an open, sustainable, usable, and unique identifier for every research organization in the world.

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