Zenodo launched on next generation platform – InvenioRDM

“CERN, OpenAIRE, and the InvenioRDM open source community are excited to announce that Zenodo has moved onto our next generation underlying technical platform, InvenioRDM!

Over the past year, we’ve been working intensely on preparing to move Zenodo on top of a refreshed underlying technical platform, InvenioRDM. Zenodo’s simple user experience and high scalability stay the same, but the underlying engine has been substantially upgraded. In addition InvenioRDM comes with a suite of new features and improvements that have been high on many of our users’ wishlist.

What’s new?

We’ve significantly expanded Zenodo’s collaborative features in many different areas:

Communities: Our community feature has been upgraded with support for multiple curators, members, reviews, curation, and branding, so e.g. multiple curators can now edit records in their community.
Sharing: You can now share records for confidential peer review, enable access requests, or simply create a preview link for your colleagues.
Deposit: Our upload form has received many usability improvements, e.g. being able to select the file which should be previewed by default. In addition we’ve strengthened it through connections to the open science PID infrsatructure, e.g. you can now auto-complete creators from ORCiD and affiliations from ROR, and link to custom funders/awards.
Extras: We’ve also made significant improvements to web accessibility, enabled institutional login via the OpenAIRE AAI, improved usability, and added a download all button for files among other things….”

Research Organization Registry (ROR) | How ROR and the Open Funder Registry Overlap: A Closer Look at the Data

“Following on the announcement that Crossref’s Open Funder Registry will be merging with ROR after 2024, we’d like to do a deep dive into the specifics of the evidence that ROR is ready to take on the important work that the Open Funder Registry has been doing: identifying research funders in a clean, consistent, comprehensive, and interoperable way. The main thing you need to know is that ROR’s data is up to the challenge. As of today, there is a corresponding ROR ID for over 94% of Funder ID assertions in both DataCite and Crossref DOI records….”

Research Organization Registry (ROR) | Help Us Test v2 of the ROR API!

“After nearly a year of planning and community input, we are thrilled to release a beta version of ROR’s first major schema and API update, which is open to the public for testing through October 16, 2023. Please visit our v2 beta test documentation for detailed information on what’s new and how to participate in the beta test….”

Open Funder Registry to transition into Research Organization Registry (ROR) – Crossref

“Today, we are announcing a long-term plan to deprecate the Open Funder Registry. For some time, we have understood that there is significant overlap between the Funder Registry and the Research Organization Registry (ROR), and funders and publishers have been asking us whether they should use Funder IDs or ROR IDs to identify funders. It has therefore become clear that merging the two registries will make workflows more efficient and less confusing for all concerned. Crossref and ROR are therefore working together to ensure that Crossref members and funders can use ROR to simplify persistent identifier integrations, to register better metadata, and to help connect research outputs to research funders.

Just yesterday, we published a summary of a recent workshop between funders and publishers on funding metadata workflows that we convened with the Dutch Research Council (NWO) and Sesame Open Science. As the report notes, “open funding metadata is arguably the next big thing” [in Open Science]. That being the case, we think this is the ideal time to strengthen our support of open funding metadata by beginning this transition to ROR….”

Research Organization Registry (ROR) | Case Study: Why ResearchEquals Integrated ROR and Live Streamed It

“Chris Hartgerink, the founder of Liberate Science, discusses why and how they integrated ROR into the modular publishing platform ResearchEquals for author affiliations in user profiles and Crossref DOIs and explains why they live streamed all eight hours of the work….”

ROR as community-supported infrastructure | Research Organization Registry (ROR)

By Maria Gould

As we have crossed the mid-point of 2023, we’re taking a moment to reflect on what has already been a very busy year for ROR!

ROR usage continues to skyrocket, with the ROR API seeing more than 23 million requests every month.

ROR integrations are continuing to grow, and we’re showcasing specific implementations in a new case study series on the ROR blog.

The number of ROR IDs available in Crossref and DataCite is steadily increasing, which also feeds downstream sources like OpenAlex and DataCite Commons.

ROR IDs are being recommended in a growing set of national PID strategies and in ongoing discussions and recommendations related to the August 2022 OSTP memo, including in feedback submitted in response to United States federal agencies’ public access policies (see, for example, the Association for Research Libraries’ response to the NIH draft policy).

In addition, we’ve published 10 new data releases since the beginning of the year in response to community feedback about registry additions and updates, and as part of ongoing metadata quality checks on existing registry records. ROR now includes more than 105,000 IDs and associated metadata records, and new registry updates are available on a rolling basis, approximately 1-2 times per month.

All of this progress is happening – and will continue to happen – because organizations are supporting ROR’s growth, guiding its development, and investing in its long-term sustainability.


ORCID Increases Financial Support for ROR

By Élan Young

As use cases build in the global research ecosystem around persistent identifiers (PIDs) for research organizations, ORCID has recently increased its financial commitment to the first and only openly available organization identifier—Research Organization Registry (ROR).

Like ORCID, ROR operates an open, community-driven, noncommercial PID registry that is part of the interconnected network of global scholarly infrastructure. However, instead of disambiguating people as ORCID does, ROR disambiguates institution names, captures affiliations, links affiliation metadata to research outputs, and exchanges affiliation information across scholarly systems, making it an indispensable component of a research ecosystem that connects researchers with their research. ROR data is freely and openly available for anyone to use. As a demonstration of our intention to help ensure ROR’s success well into the future, ORCID recently increased its financial support of ROR by contributing $100,000 towards its sustenance and growth. We expect to be able to continue our annual support of ROR at this level for the foreseeable future.


PIDs and Open Science: Building Community in Latin America –

“Persistent identifiers are playing a key role in driving more robust research infrastructure and open science initiatives across Latin America. This was a primary theme at the event “Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) and Open Science in Latin America” (#PIDsLATAM23) held on April 18 in Buenos Aires (Argentina) during csv,conf,v7.

Organized by DataCite, ROR, and ORCID, the event was attended by more than 70 research stakeholders from across the Latin American region and elsewhere, representing 40 different institutions in total….”

NWO to support three new open infrastructures | NWO


Open science benefits from an open infrastructure and thriving networks and communities that support the scientific community in sharing publications, data and software openly. NWO’s support to the following four organisations contributes to this.

Open science Infrastructures


OpenCitations is a non-profit organisation dedicated to publishing open bibliographic and citation data using Linked Data technologies. Providing an open database of citations reduces the reliance on commercial products for doing bibliometric research and citation measurement.

Research Organization Registry (ROR)

ROR is a global, open registry for identifying research organisations run by the academic community. ROR makes it easy for any person or system to standardise institutional names and link research organisations to researchers and research outputs. ROR is also one of the recommended Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) in the NWO PID Strategy.

Public Knowledge Project (PKP)

PKP is a research and development initiative of Simon Fraser University in Canada that develops the leading open source publishing software Open Journal Systems (OJS). More than 30,000 open access journals worldwide use this software. This makes it an essential infrastructure in the open access publishing landscape.

Netherlands Reproducibility Network (NLRN)

NLRN aims to increase knowledge on the transparency and reproducibility of research and to coordinate, support and strengthen initiatives and developments in this field in order to improve the quality and efficiency of research in the Netherlands. NLRN is a member of the international network of national reproducibility networks.

Open science stands for the transition to a more open and participatory research practice in which publications, data, software and other forms of scientific information are shared and made available for reuse at the earliest possible stage. Open science leads to greater impact, both on science and on society. NWO believes that publicly funded research should be openly available and is actively contributing to the transition to open science.

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NWO supports a number of non-profit, community-led initiatives aimed at renewing the scientific communication system. See more details on these infrastructures.

Research Organization Registry (ROR) | Case Study: ROR at Rockefeller University Press and Silverchair

“When we first implemented this workflow we were only collecting ROR IDs for the corresponding author’s current address, which was a problem because that’s not necessarily a manuscript affiliation. Since then we’ve improved the process, and I show that in this short video. EJP has its own instance of the ROR database in their system. When the author is filling out their submission and starts typing the institution name the typeahead is looking up the ROR record in the EJP database. The author chooses the correct institution from the results list and is then presented with a green checkmark next to the institution name, an indication that it has been validated. We also have a new section asking the corresponding author for all of their affiliations. It’s the same process as just described for each affiliation. The video shows what happens if the author does not select from the typeahead menu, and they just hit Save, or if they choose a name that’s not in ROR – they get this message that basically says, “Look, if you leave it this way, you’re not going to be eligible for any free publishing.” Authors can add as many affiliations as needed, and all of those will be checked against our deals to see if the article is eligible. Our policy is that any corresponding author affiliation on the manuscript is eligible….”

Canada demonstrates once again its solid commitment to open infrastructure  – SCOSS – The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services

“We would like to warmly thank the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) for Canada’s donation to the infrastructures  Dryad, LA Referencia, and ROR of the 4th SCOSS funding round! The donation brings the total of pledges to SCOSS infrastructures over the years to over 5 million euros….”