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Ringgold Solutions

Improve the quality of organization data with the leading PID solution trusted by 80 publishers, intermediaries, and funders for 20 years

How it works


  • Assigns a Ringgold ID, a unique persistent identifier (PID), to each organization entity to authoritatively disambiguate and deduplicate organizations
  • Includes over 600,000 organization records with rich hierarchies and over 30 descriptive metadata elements
  • Links related organizations to form structured, granular hierarchies that reflect real-world relationships
  • Maps to other external identifiers to enable wider interoperability including the ISNI ID, an open ISO standard (ISO 27729)
  • Provides data in multiple languages as well as English translations
  • Created, maintained and quality controlled by a team of data management and language experts who evaluate the Ringgold data across dozens of quality metrics


  • Use PIDs to track information about research: where it is performed, who performs it, who funds it, and the organizations that consume it
  • Normalize and disambiguate organization data to gain a deeper understanding of your customers
  • Get accurate author affiliation information to inform funding eligibility, compliance with funder mandates, and OA agreements
  • Identify conflicts of interest in grant and peer review leveraging granular hierarchies and descriptive metadata
  • Streamline workflows by facilitating data interoperability across internal and external systems
  • Conduct in-depth market segmentation and gap analysis to more accurately identify sales opportunities

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Get a Ringgold ID or ISNI ID, persistent identifiers (PIDs) that uniquely identify your organization

Ringgold by the numbers

organization records with rich hierarchies and over 30 descriptive metadata elements

Used by
leading publishers, intermediaries, and funders

of Ringgold PID's have a corresponding ISNI ID

32,400 +
funder records

23,000 +
new records added in 2023

100,000 +
records updated in 2023

Explore the benefits of Ringgold Solutions

Ringgold Identify Database

Access an expertly curated database of organizations.
Helps stakeholders improve data quality, drive strategic decision-making, and support data interoperability with an expertly curated database of organizations that fund, create, and use scholarly research.

Ringgold Audit Service

Let our experts normalize and enrich your data.

Helps publishers obtain expertly curated, normalized, and enriched organization data to enable data-driven business decisions. Led by a team of data management experts, and language and country specialists, the Ringgold Audit Service provides data mapping to the industry leading Ringgold Identify Database for a level of accuracy, disambiguation, and duplicate identification not possible with other solutions.

Ringgold Validate Service

Create new Ringgold IDs on demand.

Enables Ringgold Identify Database users to immediately generate new Ringgold IDs for organizations not currently held in the database.

Ringgold Consortium Directory

Create custom sales offers with up-to-date global consortia data.

Helps with the understanding of the complex organizations of library consortia. A comprehensive database with records for nearly 350 library consortia worldwide, the Ringgold Consortium Directory supports publishers in strategic sales planning and empowers them to easily craft individual offers.

Customer success story

It is much easier for users to see the holistic view of that customer because now data is all in one place.

Robert Drayton IT Analyst, American Psychological Association

Open Scholarly Publishing Solutions Community Resources

Through partnerships, integrations, and support of cross-stakeholder initiatives, CCC supports OA funding workflows that serve everyone in the community — publishers, institutions, funders, and authors. Learn more >

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