ROR for organisations

ROR stands for Research Organization Registry. The Research Organization Registry (ROR) is an initiative of the California Digital Library, Crossref, and DataCite. The goal is to provide a unique and persistent identifier that allows research organisations to be easily distinguished from one another. Organisations can change their name, merge, split, go out of business, and re-emerge. Organisation names are often given in different formats and ROR helps to ensure that an organisation can always be uniquely identified.

ROR records contain a unique ID for each organisation, along with other metadata about each organisation that facilitates search and discrimination. The ROR ID is expressed as a URL that leads to the organisation record. ROR data is continuously updated and made available in the search interface, API and data dump. New versions are available approximately every month.

The ROR identifiers are specifically designed to be implemented in any system that captures institutional affiliation and to enable linkages (via persistent identifiers and networked research infrastructure) between research organisations, research outputs and researchers.

ROR is used as part of the metadata for both DOI and ORCID.

ROR is a community-driven, open (metadata is published under a CC0 license) identifier. The use of ROR is free of charge.

You can find out more about ROR in the video “The ABCs of ROR: Understanding and Using Open Identifiers for Affiliations” or on some of the ROR Community Calls.

Updated: March 22, 2024

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Research Organization Registry (ROR) [online]. Oakland: California Digital Library, Crossref, and DataCite, 2023 [cit. 2023-08-08]. Dostupné z:
COMMUNITY, ROR. ROR Data [online]. B.m.: figshare. 4. prosinec 2019 [cit. 2023-08-08]. Dostupné z: