Include ROR IDs in DataCite DOIs

ROR in DataCite DOIs

As of v4.3 (released in Aug 2019), the DataCite metadata schema supports ROR IDs in fundingReference and creator/contributor affiliation fields for all resource types.

ROR IDs are supported in DataCite's Fabrica form, as well as the MDS API and REST API.

When retrieving DOIs with the REST API, you'll need to add the parameter &affiliation=true to receive affiliation details in the response. See DataCite's support site for more information.

Example: Creator/contributor affiliation

Below are examples showing just the creator and contributor sections for a DataCite DOI. For the full XML, see the example with affiliation file linked from the latest DataCite metadata schema documentation.

  • affiliation element is repeatable, to support multiple affiliations for a given creator/contributor
    <creatorName nameType="Personal">Carberry, Josiah</creatorName>
    <nameIdentifier schemeURI="" nameIdentifierScheme="ORCID">0000-0002-1825-0097</nameIdentifier>
    <affiliation affiliationIdentifier="" affiliationIdentifierScheme="ROR">Brown University</affiliation>
    <affiliation affiliationIdentifier="grid.268117.b" affiliationIdentifierScheme="GRID" schemeURI="">Wesleyan University</affiliation>
  <contributor contributorType="ProjectLeader">
  <contributorName>Starr, Joan</contributorName>
  <nameIdentifier schemeURI="" nameIdentifierScheme="ORCID">0000-0002-7285-027X</nameIdentifier>
  <affiliation affiliationIdentifier="" affiliationIdentifierScheme="ROR">California Digital Library</affiliation>

Example: Funding reference

Below is an example showing just the fundingReference section for a DataCite DOI.

  • fundingReference element is repeatable, to support describing multiple funding sources
    <funderName>European Commission</funderName>
    <funderIdentifier funderIdentifierType="ROR"></funderIdentifier>
    <awardNumber awardURI="">282625</awardNumber>
    <awardTitle>MOTivational strength of ecosystem services and alternative ways to express the value of BIOdiversity</awardTitle>
    <funderName>European Commission</funderName>
    <funderIdentifier funderIdentifierType="ROR"></funderIdentifier>
    <awardNumber awardURI="">284382</awardNumber>
    <awardTitle>Institutionalizing global genetic-resource commons. Global Strategies for accessing and using essential public knowledge assets in the life sciences</awardTitle>

For more details see DataCite's schema documentation at (also available on the DataCite support site)