Product Manager / ROR Project Lead
University of California
This is an update on the Research Organization Registry (ROR), an open scholarly infrastructure project that launched in early 2019 and has been discussed during its earlier stages at previous CNI meetings. ROR is a registry of persistent identifiers and associated metadata for research organization affiliations. ROR IDs are being implemented in scholarly publishing and data systems to collect and capture researcher affiliations, providing a key piece of metadata that can link to ORCID identifiers for researchers and DOIs for scholarly objects. Librarians and academic administrators increasingly need the ability to track publications and research outputs by institution for a variety of reasons: to analyze metrics, to comply with funder requirements, to develop and manage institutional open access policies, to inform data-driven decisions around transformative agreements with publishers, and more. ROR has emerged specifically to meet these needs. Now in its second year, the project is focused on long-term sustainability, wide adoption across the scholarly communication ecosystem, implementing policies and process for updating the registry and maintaining registry data over time, and establishing community-based curation workflows. This session will include updates on these efforts.