ORCID and Ringgold

ORCID using Ringgold as Registration Agency for ISNI Institutional Identifiers

ORCID has entered into an agreement with Ringgold Inc to provide its
database of institutional entities and associated unique institutional
identifiers, in the form of Ringgold IDs and the forthcoming ISNI numbers.
These unique organizational identifiers will be used to support the accurate
and persistent identification of researcher institutional affiliations in
the ORCID Registry.

ORCID, https://orcid.org, provides researchers with the ability to obtain a
unique ID which distinguishes a researcher from others and allows for
accurate attribution of research output. The new agreement with Ringgold has
numerous benefits to the research community:

  • Researchers can accurately state their institutional affiliations and keep them up to date
  • Research organizations can reduce the time-consuming process of maintaining up-to-date affiliation records and streamline access to institutional resources for their staff
  • Funders will be able to more easily track where the research they support is carried out
  • Publishers will be able to streamline the manuscript submission process and provide vital information for the automation of Article Publication Charges in open access journals.

For more information: http://orcid.org/blog/2013/06/27/orcid-plans-launch-affiliation-module-using-isni-and-ringgold-organization

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