The ROR Annual Meeting was held early February 2022. Our Head of Business Development, Martin Jagerhorn took part in the meeting and presented on how ChronosHub makes use of ROR IDs to automate the different processes. We learned more about what ROR is working on, saw demos and other presentations from community members, and discussed ideas for future directions.
The ROR Annual Meeting was held as a virtual event repeated across two sessions in order to cover as many time zones as possible.
Read a full summary of the presentation below!
Our Head of Business Development, Martin Jagerhorn, participated at this year's ROR Annual Meeting to talk about how ChronosHub utilizes ROR IDs to streamline OA workflows.
During the short presentation, which can be watched in full on this page and via our YouTube channel, Jagerhorn dived into the increasing complexities, costs, and frustrations that come with Open Access and how these ultimately end up affecting the researchers who the largest burden is placed upon.
This is where ChronosHub and ROR IDs come in as ROR IDs are crucial for our automated OA workflow. But first...
ROR (Research Organization Registry) is a community-led registry of open, sustainable, usable, and unique identifiers for every research organization in the world. ROR is intended for use by the research community for the purposes of increasing the use of organization identifiers in the community and enabling connections between organization records in various systems. Implementation of ROR IDs in scholarly infrastructure and metadata will enable more efficient discovery and tracking of research outputs across institutions and funding bodies.
At ChronosHub, we support all types of Open Access, as our focus is to streamline the author journey and unburden the researcher as much as possible. To do that, we need to automate a lot of things. And automation in this context also means integration with a lot of different systems, such as ROR IDs. To understand how we use ROR IDs, we must look at the author journey.
As an author, you need to select a journey, but you also need to know who will pay for an APC or whether you’re covered by, for instance, a Read and Publish agreement. This is where ChronosHub comes in. Our platform identifies which organization you belong to and what agreement information they have. At this early stage, we can use ROR IDs to connect the dots. The second step in the journey is that you can submit your article through ChronosHub and into peer-review systems such as ScholarOne, Editorial Manager, and eJournal Press.
They will typically be using organizational identifiers which is great. What’s greater is that it doesn’t matter whether they use ROR, GRID, Ringgold, ISNI, or CrossREF’s Funder Registry, we support all of them with our automated mapping across all identifier databases. You can read more this feature here:
Our platform also ensures that any agreements that are there, are applied with the right amount of discount, while enabling all kinds of eligibility checks, to be done automatically, so we can auto-approve articles and auto-reject articles. We also use them in regards to billing and collection, as well as publishing.
ROR IDs are crucial to our work, and a fantastic initiative. If we didn’t have these Persistent Identifiers (PIDs), there would always be a need for manual validation or retyping of information. The principles apply, not only to ChronosHub but literally to all systems in the research ecosystem.
If you have questions about ROR IDs or ChronosHub, feel free to reach out to our Head of Business Development, Martin Jagerhorn, via email@example.com
Martin leads ChronosHub's collaboration with institutions, publishers, research funders, and technology partners across the ecosystem engaged in scientific and academic publishing.