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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.

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Parents, Children, and Other Relationships in ROR Records

One common question we receive about ROR registry records is whether they reflect organizational hierarchy and relationships between organizations – yes, they do!

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What's in a name? Handling name metadata in ROR

The ROR registry includes unique IDs and associated metadata records for 100,000+ research organizations. Each one of these organizations has at least one name.

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What Does it Mean to Be in ROR?

Some of the most frequent questions ROR receives are about what it means when an organization is in ROR, and how organizations end up in the registry in the first place.

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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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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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