Final GRID public release published 16 Sep 2021
GRID published its final public released on 16 Sep 2021: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.16685428
This GRID release contains ROR IDs for all new GRID records, so that users can easily map from GRID to ROR.
A corresponding ROR dataset was released on 23 Sep 2021: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5534443
This ROR release contains all new/updated records from the final GRID release. Additionally, a simplified CSV file with the ROR ID, name, country and GRID ID from each record is available at https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5534785
After 6 years, Digital Science’s GRID has retired its public release, with the final public dataset published 16 Sep 2021.
For background on this transition, see the announcement from July 2021
We’re excited about this transition, and thankful to Digital Science for providing the GRID seed data to launch ROR and for helping to coordinate registry updates. ROR and Digital Science are committed to making the transition as smooth as possible for anyone who may wish to make the switch from GRID to ROR.
Recent ROR datasets are in Zenodo. You can use the Zenodo API (which works very similarly to Figshare's API) to download them. For instructions, see downloading the ROR data dump using the Zenodo API.
ROR datasets prior to Sep 2021 are available in Figshare, so you can download existing datasets from the Figshare UI or API, just like with GRID. Copies will be added to Zenodo soon, so that all ROR data dumps will be available in Zenodo.
ROR's JSON data structure is identical to GRID, so you should be able to adapt any code that you used to process GRID data in order to process ROR data relatively easily.
Every GRID ID that existed as of Sep 2021 has a one-to-one match to a ROR ID. In ROR records, you'll find the corresponding GRID ID in
externals_ids.GRID.all. If a given record also contains a non-null value in
externals_ids.GRID.preferred, it is identical to the value in
externals_ids.GRID.all, since ROR and GRID records have a 1 to 1 correlation.
All records in the final GRID release on 16 Sep 2021 include a ROR ID, which you will find in
New ROR records added after Sep 2021 do not have a corresponding GRID ID.
If you have entire GRID metadata records in your system, you can find the corresponding ROR ID in
externals_ids.ROR.all. If a given record also contains a non-null value in
externals_ids.ROR.preferred, it is identical to the value in
externals_ids.ROR.all, since ROR and GRID records have a 1 to 1 correlation.
If you only have GRID IDs and not entire metadata records, you can search for the matching ROR ID using the ROR API, data dump, or this CSV file extracted from the Sep 2021 ROR data dump. For more information and examples, see our guide Map other organization ID types to ROR
GRID published its final public release on 16 Sep 2021 and is no longer accepting community curation requests.
ROR is continuing to accept curation requests as usual through its curation request form and will incorporate outstanding curation requests into its first independent release (release date TBD).
Yes! A ROR release that includes all new/updated records from the final GRID release was published 23 Sep 2021 and is available at https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5534443
No. After the final GRID release, the ROR dataset will diverge from GRID and new records added to ROR will not contain a GRID ID.
Technical details surrounding the future of the GRID website are still being determined by the GRID team. See this thread on the PIDForum ROR Chat Room for more information (and please join the discussion there if you have feedback).
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