ROR ID display guidelines and logos

ROR IDs are primarily intended for internal use by web applications and services, for instance when creating ROR-powered typeaheads in forms. Developers and designers should consider whether displaying ROR IDs in your application's interface is necessary or helpful for the user. Individuals are discouraged from manually adding ROR IDs to PDFs or entering them manually into systems that do not ask for a ROR ID explicitly (such as Google Scholar).

If you do choose to display the ROR logo and/or ROR IDs, please follow these guidelines.

General guidelines

  • Consider carefully whether your community needs to see ROR IDs publicly displayed. Displaying ROR IDs may have limited benefit to the general public.
  • If you choose to display ROR IDs, include a link to the organizationโ€™s ROR record.
  • If you choose to display an icon, use an approved ROR icon file.
  • For accessibility and usability, link both the identifier text (and icon, if using) rather than just the icon.

Recommended display formats


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When to use the full ROR ID format

  • When a ROR ID is shown on its own, where the organization name may or may not be displayed, for example within a profile or account page for a single institution.

  • When ROR IDs are shown within a list of organizations and there is sufficient space to show the full ROR ID for each organization.

Inline ROR ID

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        California Digital Library
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When to use the inline ROR ID format

  • When referring to a ROR ID within a sentence: โ€œ. . . the team at California Digital Library ROR logo recently launched . . .โ€
  • When there is not sufficient space to include the full URL of the ROR ID.

Using the ROR icon

  • Consider carefully whether displaying the ROR icon in your application adds value for your audience.
  • Use the scalable SVG icon version wherever possible for best image quality.
  • When using the SVG icon, use ROR brand colors #53baa1 or #2c2c2c whenever possible. In cases where use of ROR brand colors is not possible, use black or white.
  • Scale the ROR icon to match the line height of the surrounding text, but no smaller than a height of 16px.
  • Make sure that the target size for links to ROR records is at least 44 x 44px in order to comply with WCAG accessibility guidelines.
  • Link to when using the ROR icon on its own (ex, when you are referring to the ROR initiative, rather than a specific ROR record).
  • Don't display the ROR icon any smaller than 16px in height.
  • Don't link only the ROR icon to its corresponding ROR record unless the icon is large enough to meet WCAG target size requirements (44 x 44px).
  • Don't manipulate the icon by rotating it, changing its colors, adding drop shadows or animations, or otherwise changing its appearance.

Logo and icon files

Image files (png, svg) are available from

All ROR image files are available under a CC BY-ND 4.0 license