ROR is a collaborative effort driven by multiple organizations and individuals. The community-based aspect of ROR sets it apart from similar efforts in this space. Wide adoption and support across the scholarly research community is central to ROR’s growth, sustainability, and success.

Steering organizations

Steering organizations are responsible for strategic decision-making about governance, sustainability, and overall project direction. Steering organizations have also provided key resources for the startup phase of the project.

The steering organizations and representatives are:

ROR project team

The ROR project team involves members of all four steering organizations. Project team members work on technical implementation, outreach and communications, and product development and management.

The project lead and main point of contact is Maria Gould, product manager at California Digital Library. Project coordination involves two main groups:

Outreach, communication, and adoption

  • Helena Cousijn, DataCite
  • Ginny Hendricks, Crossref
  • Rachael Lammey, Crossref   
  • Suze Kundu, Digital Science

Technical & product development

  • Geoffrey Bilder, Crossref
  • Esha Datta, Crossref
  • Dominka Tkaczyk, Crossref
  • Martin Fenner, DataCite
  • Robin Dasler, DataCite
  • Brian Kirkegaard Lunn, Digital Science
  • Simon Porter, Digital Science

ROR Community Advisory Group

A broader community advisory group meets for regular calls and in small working groups to discuss and provide input on key aspects of the project, including data curation processes and data modeling, implementation and adoption of ROR IDs, and outreach and community engagement.

The advisory group includes people from around the world and across different types of institutions/industries (libraries, platform providers, research offices, CRIS systems, vendors, funders, and more).

  • Aaron Ballagh, The Lens
  • Anita Bandrowski, UCSD
  • Christopher Brown, Jisc
  • Rebecca Bryant, OCLC
  • Marleen Burger, TIB
  • Xiaofeng (Xavier) Chen, Sous Direction des Systèmes d’Information et des Etudes Statistiques
  • Leighton Christiansen, US Department of Transportation
  • Gail Clement, Caltech Library
  • Scott Delman, Association for Computing Machinery
  • Michael Di Natale, BioOne
  • Mathilda (Tilla) Edmunds, Clarivate Analytics
  • Carolyn Grant, Astrophysics Data System (ADS), Center for Astrophysics
  • Sarah Greaves, Hindawi
  • Christian Gutknecht, Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Adrian Ho, University of Kentucky Libraries
  • Melissa Holden, Sage
  • Elizabeth Hull, Dryad
  • Osmat Jefferson, The Lens
  • Nicole Kearny, Museums Victoria
  • Jennifer Klein, Atypon
  • Cátia Laranjeira, PTCRIS
  • Siobhann McCafferty, Australian Research Data Commons
  • James McKee, Altum
  • Daniel Noesgaard, Global Biodiversity Information Facility
  • Evan Owens, Independent
  • Robyn Price, Imperial College London
  • Markus Putnings, Universitätsbibliothek der FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Howard Ratner, CHORUS
  • Carly Robinson, OSTI/DOE
  • John Salter, University of Leeds
  • Craig Scott, Elsevier
  • Alexey Skalaban, NEICON
  • Sarah Slowe, University of Kent
  • Andrew Smeall, Hindawi
  • Arthur Smith, American Physical Society
  • Martin Spenger, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Christina Steensboe, DTU
  • Peter Strickland, IUCr
  • Niklas Zimmer, University of Cape Town Libraries

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Get involved

Join the ROR community! There are many ways to be involved. Email if you would like to join the community advisory group and/or participate in ROR discussion channels on Slack.

There are slide decks and other resources available if you are attending a conference or event and planning to talk about ROR.

Early supporters and advisors

During the early stages of the OrgID initiative, 17 organizations donated their time and expertise to outlining a shared vision for an open registry of organizations:

  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • American Physical Society
  • California Digital Library
  • Cornell University
  • Crossref
  • DataCite
  • Digital Science
  • Editeur
  • Elsevier
  • Foundation for Earth Sciences
  • Hindawi
  • Jisc
  • Ringgold
  • Springer Nature
  • The IP Registry
  • U.S. Geological Survey

ROR has also benefited greatly from the help and guidance of Helen Szigeti and Kristen Ratan, who consulted on the OrgID planning process in 2017.

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