ROR is a global, community-led registry of open persistent identifiers for research organizations

Use the registry

The Research Organization Registry (ROR) includes IDs and metadata for more than 102,000 organizations and counting. Registry data is CC0 and openly available via a search interface, REST API, and data dump. Registry updates are curated through a community process and released on a rolling basis.


Join the community

ROR is community-supported open infrastructure driven by organizations and individuals from around the world. Join the community to get involved in advisory groups, give feedback on future directions, and integrate ROR in your systems.


Learn more about ROR

California Digital Library, Crossref, and DataCite launched ROR in 2019 following extensive community collaborations to develop an open registry of research organization identifiers. ROR is the only organization identifier that is completely open, focused specifically on affiliations, operated as a community initiative, and supported in core scholarly infrastructure.


News and Updates

Case Study: ROR in FAIRsharing

In this installment of the ROR Case Studies series, we talk with Allyson Lister, Content and Community Lead for FAIRsharing, a cross-disciplinary registry of scientific standards, databases, and policies, about how and why FAIRsharing used ROR to help make organizations first-class citizens in their data model.

By Amanda French on January 24, 2023

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Joy Owango and Natasha Simons Join ROR Steering Group

ROR is excited to welcome two new members to its Steering Group this year: Joy Owango from the Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa) and Natasha Simons from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC).

By Maria Gould on January 23, 2023

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ROR's Year in Review: 2022

2022 has been a momentous year for ROR! We experienced significant growth, reached critical milestones, and established a foundation for long-term sustainability.

By Maria Gould on December 20, 2022

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