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Global Research Identifier Database


Cataloging the world's research organisations


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MAKE SENSE OF YOUR INSTITUTIONAL DATA


Capture data accurately

Capture

Solve your data capture woes by working with unambiguous institutional information from the start. Our persistent IDs will ensure your data is always perfectly consistent.
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Ensure robust reporting

Brain network

Align your data with GRID and open the door to a range of data integration and reporting possibilities. Link to other datasets like ISNI and Fundref seamlessly.
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Disambiguate your data

Disambiguate

No more struggling to find duplicates in your data, or trawling through the history of Paris University to check if XI is Sud or Est. We meticulously clean the data for you.
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QUALITY & QUANTITY


Coverage

World map

International coverage of the world's leading research organisations, indexing 92% of funding allocated globally.

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Quality

5stars

Policies on how to import and handle data are meticulously followed by an expert curation team, providing a practical and intelligible view of the global research landscape.

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Updates

Calendar

64846 institutes and counting! We are constantly looking at research outputs, funding councils and journals to see if we are missing anyone.

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FREE DATABASE


We are releasing the IDs and metadata for all to use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

GRID has been broadly adopted in the Digital Science portfolio companies to facilitate data exchange, increase functionality, and support novel features. We think these benefits should be shared more widely in the scientific community to foster innovation and increase interoperability.

No yearly fees, no complex licensing agreements, no hassle. Just reference GRID when releasing your own data, we would love to hear what you build with it!

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EXTENSIVE METADATA


Much more than just IDs and names, we augment the data with types, hierarchical structures, locations and much more. We think openly available IDs are vital to using data effectively, so we use GeoNames IDs, NUTS3 regions, Fundref IDs, ISNI and link to country specific IDs like UCAS codes, UKPRN numbers, HESA codes and more.


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WHO IS USING IT?


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FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS


We're in the first stages of making GRID and supporting services available to the general public.

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Paid Services

  • API - Endpoints for autocompletion, searching and getting institute records will be made available.
  • Disambiguation Service - Resolving author affiliation strings to GRID IDs will be released.
  • Curation Services - Utilise our curation resources to provide custom data handling services.

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