The canonical form of a ROR identifier value (a "ROR ID", the
id element in a ROR record) is the entire URL. Therefore, ROR identifier values should be of the form
https://ror.org/02mhbdp94 instead of
ROR identifiers are assigned randomly, not sequentially. The ROR ID of one organization cannot be predicted from the ROR ID of a related organization.
The unique strings in ROR identifiers have a consistent pattern and can be validated with regular expressions. The string consists of 9 characters: a zero followed by 6 characters that can be either lower-case letters or integers followed by 2 integers.
The most precise expression of the ROR ID pattern uses base 32 Crockford encoding, which excludes letters "I", "L", "O", and "U":
The ROR ID pattern can also be expressed using more common regular expression syntax:
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