Community

ROR is community-supported, community-driven, community-funded open infrastructure.

The community-based aspect of ROR sets it apart from similar efforts in this space. With adoption and involvement across the scholarly research community, we ensure the long-term sustainability of open infrastructure for research organization identifiers.

ROR is governed, operated, and financially supported by California Digital Library, Crossref, and DataCite – three trusted organizations that each have deep expertise in developing open, sustainable, community-driven infrastructure for scholarly communications. ROR’s three governing organizations share collective responsibility for operating ROR and commit in-kind support to cover ROR’s core personnel and operating expenses.

The wider ROR community includes users and stakeholders from around the world and across many types of institutions and industries, including:

  • Libraries
  • Research offices
  • publishers
  • Data repositories
  • Platform providers
  • CRIS systems
  • Government agencies
  • Funders

Community involvement in ROR takes many forms:

  • Community advisors help shape ROR’s priorities and future directions through the Steering Group and Community Advisory Group
  • Adopters integrate ROR in their systems and champion best practices with ROR IDs
  • Supporters contribute financially to the sustainability of ROR’s open infrastructure

Community advisors

Steering Group

The ROR Steering Group is an advisory body composed of the ROR Operations Team plus external members. The ROR Steering Group was initiated in November 2019 and provides input on ROR priorities and strategy. Steering Group activities are guided by a terms of reference document.

Current steering group representatives

Community Advisory Group

The Community Advisory Group is the primary way to get involved in ROR, engage with other stakeholders, and give feedback on future directions. The group meets on a bimonthly basis and is open to anyone who is working on ROR implementations or just generally interested in ROR. Read more about the group on the ROR Blog. To join the group, email info@ror.org.

Adopters

A number of systems have already integrated or are working on integrating with ROR to collect and display clean and consistent affiliation data. Current self-reported integrations are listed in the gallery below. If you are working something and it does not appear on the list, let us know via this form.

For integration support, join the ROR Technical Forum and check out the developer documentation.

Current integrations

Supporters

ROR receives ongoing financial support from stakeholder organizations. The ROR supporters program strengthens community investment and helps to offset operating costs and fund time-limited projects.

Does your organization want to become a ROR financial supporter?

Current supporters

Resources for community members

Tech questions & support

Use the following open communication channels to ask questions and get support:

Suggest changes or additions to ROR

Anyone can suggest changes or additions to the registry via the ROR request form.

Bug reports & feature requests

To report a bug or submit a feature request, create an issue on Github.

ROR mailing list

To stay up-to-date on the latest ROR news and opportunities for feedback and involvement, sign up for the general ROR mailing list.

For other questions that you are not able to address via the above channels, please contact info@ror.org.

Subscribe to ROR updates by email

Have a suggestion for an addition or update to ROR?

Submit a curation request