- Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
- Time: 3pm UTC
- Duration: 1 hour
- Location: Online
- Recorded: Yes
- Description: The bi-monthly ROR Community calls include updates from the ROR team, opportunities for feedback on proposals for changes to ROR policies and procedures, demonstrations and presentations by ROR users, and more.
At the ROR annual meeting in January 2024, the session Why We All Need Good Funding Metadata addressed the issue that funding information is an increasingly important piece of metadata for many stakeholders, yet standardizing and using identifiers for funders remains a challenge. With ROR set to become the standard persistent identifier for funders, we convened a panel for ROR’s annual community meeting to hear from diverse perspectives about how funding metadata is used and what might make it better. We heard from funders, publishers, metadata specialists, and more, including CHORUS, the publishing unit of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Dryad, Crossref, and from Stratos for Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s, and afterward joined a discussion about funding metadata challenges and opportunities.
At the ROR annual meeting in January 2024, the Community Showcase featured presentations on how ROR is used in some key global scholarly systems and workflows, including at OpenAlex, 4Science / DSpace-CRIS, ORCID, Springer Nature, US Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), and the ROR Implementation Task Group of the NIH’s Generalist Repository Ecosystem Initiative (GREI).
The 2024 version of the ROR annual meeting was a special one! We held a ROR Annual Community Meeting and Fifth Anniversary Celebration in January 2024 to celebrate ROR turning 5 years old, taking the opportunity to reflect on the last five years, remembering where we started and how we got here. We hear about where we’ve been and where we’re going in terms of our community of adopters, our curation activities, and our tech. Most importantly, we also acknowledge ROR community contributors, without whom we’d never have come this far, and we do some brainstorming about what’s next. In conclusion: let’s ROR some more in 2024!
In the US Federal Guidance and PIDs webinar on December 7, 2023, panelists from ROR, ORCID, Crossref, DataCite and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information discuss guidance memos issued by the U.S. Federal Government that encourage the use of Persistent Identifiers (PIDs). Memos include the 2021 NSPM-33 memo and the 2022 OSTP Public Access memo. Panelists include DOE OSTI’s Dr. Carly Robinson, ORCID’s Shawna Sadler, ROR’s Amanda French, Crossref’s Isaac Farley, and DataCite’s Xiaoli Chen.
In the ROR Community Call for November 2023, we hear updates about ROR Curation, Tech, and Adoption, including stats on the number of recent curation requests (a lot!), the beta release of version 2 of the ROR schema and API, and new and notable ROR adoptions, plus interesting stats on ROR and affiliations in ORCID. We also hear from three featured integrators: Tom Morrell of Caltech on his university’s ROR-enabled repositories, Nick Veenstra of University of Groningen on mapping messy organization data from the CRIS system to ROR, and Nina Tscheke of ScienceOpen on their platform’s use of ROR.
In the ROR Community Call for September 2023, we hear about version 2 of the ROR API and schema and how you can help us beta test. We also hear from Rachael Lammey, Director of Product at Crossref, on the Open Funder Registry deprecation in favor of ROR. Featured ROR integration presentations include a talk by Andy Dobson on ROR in DataSalon’s MasterVision and PaperStack and a talk by Joe Mcarthur on ROR in OA.Report.
Featured ROR integrators in the ROR Community Call for July 2023 include the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) and the Public Knowledge Project / Open Journal Systems (OJS). We hear about new funders for ROR, ROR curation activities, progress on version 2.0 of the ROR metadata schema and API, and progress on ROR adoption.
In the ROR Community Call for May 2023, we hear updates on ROR curation and tech, a list of events that ROR will be attending in the summer of 2023, and hear two reports from ROR integrators Scholastica and EuropePMC.
In the ROR Community Call for March 2023, we hear about proposed schema updates, stats from 1 year of independent curation, upcoming events and new ROR adoptions, and a presentation from ROR integrator FAIRsharing.
In the ROR Schema Changes Call on March 16, 2023, Technical Lead Liz Krznarich presents a summary of community responses to the request for feedback on proposed changes to the ROR schema and goes over planned changes in detail.
Four years and four sessions at the ROR Annual Community Meeting 2023 took place from January 31 to February 1 2023! We heard updates on what ROR accomplished in 2022, conducted an introductory tutorial to the ROR API, and explored how to use ROR to match affiliation strings in a technical session featuring lightning talks and demos by OpenAlex, DOE/OSTI, Allen AI, and Crossref. We also held an unrecorded drop-in session for informal conversations with the ROR Community.
Browse the list below to see more events ROR has participated in, with links to slides and recordings where available.