Copenhagen October 18, 2021

Updated Feature: First to support all Institutional Identifiers

ChronosHub, as the first OA management platform, now supports all institutional identifier databases. Whether you use ROR, GRID, Ringgold, ISNI, or CrossREF’s Funder Registry, we now have you covered.  

Another problem bites the dust!  

We are thrilled to announce that ChronosHub, as the first OA management platform, now supports all institutional identifier databases. Whether you use ROR, GRID, Ringgold, ISNI, or CrossREF’s Funder Registry, we now have you covered.  

The value of using persistent identifiers (PIDs) is undisputed, as elaborated upon by a recent Jisc report1. As more systems support PIDs, another challenge arises: across the research ecosystem we make use of different identifier databases. While ChronosHub makes use of ROR IDs as standard, the publishers’ submission systems often make use of Ringgold IDs, and many institutions make use of GRID, ISNI and/or CrossREF’s Funder Registry in their Current Research Information Systems (CRIS) and Institutional Repositories.  

When integrating these different systems, the mapping between some of these identifier databases is sometimes trivial, as GRID and ROR are mapped 1:1 already, but in many cases much more difficult. We have therefore implemented support for an automated mapping across all identifier databases, enabling seamless integrations and workflows, without the need for manual validation of the institutional affiliations. 

In addition to that, we also provide our users with a further global identifier known as an RA-ID, as this will make it easier for institutions to communicate with other systems that not typically are part of the research ecosystem, such as finance and CRM systems.   

This update has been released into production for all customers on the ChronosHub platform. 

Estimating the Value of PIDs: A New Report from Jisc (June 2021)