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Published March 16, 2023 | Version v1.21
Dataset Open

ROR Data

  • 1. Research Organization Registry
  • 2. Crossref
  • 3. California Digital Library
  • 4. Australian Research Data Commons
  • 5. Argonne National Laboratory
  • 6. DataCite
  • 7. US Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
  • 8. American Physical Society
  • 9. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


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

Release v1.21 contains ROR IDs and metadata for 104,834 research organizations. This includes the addition of 104 new records and metadata updates to 265 existing records. See the release notes.

Starting with this release, the data dump includes a CSV version of the ROR data file in addition to the canonical JSON file. The data dump zip therefore now contains two files instead of one. If your code currently expects only one file, you will need to update it accordingly. The CSV contains a subset of fields from the JSON file, some of which have been flattened for easier parsing.

Beginning with its March 2022 release, ROR is curated independently from GRID. Semantic versioning beginning with v1.0 was added to reflect this departure from GRID. The existing data structure was not changed.

From March 2022 onward, 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:


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