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Updates

Change, Continuity, and New Positions on the ROR Team

ROR is fortunate to have a small but mighty team that strives every day to make ROR as good as it can be and to support the diverse needs of our global community.

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Explainers

Metadata Matching 101: What Is It and Why Do We Need It? (cross-post)

ROR Curation Lead Adam Buttrick has been working with Crossref Head of Strategic Initiatives Dominika Tkaczyk to explore improvements in automatic metadata matching strategies that can result in better metadata for everyone.

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Updates

Announcing Version 2 of the ROR Schema and API!

Today, we are delighted to announce the launch of version 2 of the ROR schema and API! This new version of our schema and API will serve as a rock-solid foundation for everything ROR users want to accomplish now and in the future.

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Events

ROR's Fifth Anniversary: Highlights from the 2024 Annual Community Meeting

Every year since 2019, we’ve celebrated ROR’s anniversary at the same time we hold our annual community meeting, updating everyone on what ROR has accomplished in the last year and expressing our gratitude for the help of the ROR community.

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Case Studies

Case Study: The Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative and ROR

Professor Cameron Neylon of Curtin University talks telephones, power outlets, chat services, persistent identifier education, federated versus centralized curation, providing actionable information to universities, and why the COKI Open Access Dashboard relies on ROR.

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Updates

ROR's Year in Review: 2023

As we near the end of 2023, we are taking a moment to reflect on what has been another significant year for ROR.

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Case Studies

Case Study: Clear Skies, Research Integrity, Data Science, and ROR

Adam Day, CEO of Clear Skies Ltd., discusses how he works to improve research integrity with tools like Papermill Alarm, why such tools can assist but can’t replace human investigators, and what’s so important for data scientists about free and open identifers like ROR.

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Explainers

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.

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Proposals

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.

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Case Studies

Case Study: OpenAlex, ROR, and Machine Learning Models

Justin Barrett, Lead Machine Learning Engineer for OpenAlex at OurResearch, talks with ROR Technical Community Manager Amanda French and ROR Curation Lead Adam Buttrick about using ROR both as an identifier for institutions in OpenAlex and as a dataset for training machine learning models that enrich OpenAlex metadata.

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