Published July 11, 2024 | Version v1.49
Dataset Open

ROR Data

  • 1. Research Organization Registry
  • 2. DataCite
  • 3. Czech Academy of Sciences
  • 4. Australian Research Data Commons
  • 5. Argonne National Laboratory
  • 6. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
  • 7. American Physical Society
  • 8. Crossref
  • 9. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • 10. Educopia Institute


Data dump from the Research Organization Registry (ROR), a community-led registry of open identifiers for research organizations.

Release v1.49 contains ROR IDs and metadata for 110,010 research organizations in JSON and CSV format, in schema versions 1 and 2. This includes the addition of 264 new records and metadata updates to 705 existing records. See the release notes.

Data format

Beginning with release v1.45 on 11 April 2024, data releases contain JSON and CSV files formatted according to both schema v1 and schema v2. v2 files have `_schema_v2` appended to the end of the filename, ex v1.45-2024-04-11-ror-data_schema_v2.json. In order to maintain compatibility with previous releases, v1 files have no version information in the filename, ex v1.45-2024-04-11-ror-data.json

For both versions, the CSV file contains a subset of fields from the JSON file, some of which have been flattened for easier parsing. As ROR records and the ROR schema are maintained in JSON, CSVs are for convenience only. JSON is the format of record.

Release versioning

Beginning with v1.45 in April 2024, ROR has introduced schema versioning, with files available in schema v1 and schema v2. The ROR API default version, however, remains v1 and will be changed to v2 in April 2025. To align with the API, the data dump major version will remain 1 until the API default version is changed to v2. At that time, the data dump major version will be incremented to 2 per below.

Data releases are versioned as follows:

  • Minor versions (ex 1.1, 1.2, 1.3):  Contain changes to data, such as a new records and updates to existing records. No changes to the data model/structure.
  • Patch versions (ex 1.0.1):  Used infrequently to correct errors in a release. No changes to the data model/structure.
  • Major versions (ex 1.x, 2.x, 3.x):  Contains changes to data model/structure, as well as the data itself. Major versions will be released with significant advance notice.

For convenience, the date is also include in the release file name, ex:

The ROR data dump is provided under the Creative Commons CC0 Public Domain Dedication. Location data in ROR comes from GeoNames and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.


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