ESIP Participant RORs

From Federation of Earth Science Information Partners

The ESIP 2020 Winter Meeting ~225 participants registered as of December 25, 2019. As individuals register, they provide the names of the organizations that they are representing at the meeting, i.e. their affiliations. Identifying these organizations consistently and persistently is an important step towards connecting them into the growing body of Earth Science scholarly communication and knowledge. An initial step towards this goal is to search for organizational identifiers using the affiliations in the Winter Meeting registration list as input. The results of such a search carried out during December 2019 are described here.

The Tables included here have the following columns:

  1. Affiliation - the affiliation input, in this case from the ESIP Meeting Registration List.
  2. ROR - the identifier for the organization found in the input affiliation using several strategies.
  3. Organization Name - the name of the organization from the ROR
  4. Country - the country of the organization from the ROR
  5. Warning - a warning identified in the discovery process that indicates the ROR should be checked by hand. These occur when multiple organizations have the same name or when an acronym in the affiliation is used to make the match. RORs with warnings should be checked and additional information may be required to ensure that the correct ROR has been identified.
  6. Comment - other information about the match

Participant Affiliations With One ROR

The best case scenario is the affiliation string returning a single ROR returned using multiple search strategies. These RORs are generally correct, but there are some that need to be checked, some that are suspicious, and some that are wrong.

The results shown here are have not been "cleaned-up" in order to help ESIP members become familiar with common challenges encountered during ROR searches.

Participant Affiliation ROR ROR Organization Name Country Warning Comment
American Geosciences Institute https://ror.org/05p89st11 American Geosciences Institute United States
Associated Universities Inc. https://ror.org/03vbz5k97 Associated Universities, Inc. United States
Berkeley Lab https://ror.org/02jbv0t02 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory United States
NASA Langley https://ror.org/027ka1x80 National Aeronautics and Space Administration United States ACRONYM
CASE Consultants International https://ror.org/025xwwx95 International Consultants (Egypt) Egypt
CIESIN, Columbia University https://ror.org/00hj8s172 Columbia University United States
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management https://ror.org/03tzscr25 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management United States
ESIP https://ror.org/03q5xa910 Federation of Earth Science Information Partners United States ACRONYM
Geological Survey of Alabama https://ror.org/05w3mye26 Geological Survey of Alabama United States
George Mason University https://ror.org/02jqj7156 George Mason University United States
Geoscience Australia https://ror.org/04ge02x20 Geoscience Australia Australia
Jacobs University https://ror.org/02yrs2n53 Jacobs University Germany
Jet Propulsion Laboratory https://ror.org/027k65916 Jet Propulsion Lab United States
JPL https://ror.org/027k65916 Jet Propulsion Lab United States ACRONYM
JPL/NASA https://ror.org/027k65916 Jet Propulsion Lab United States ACRONYM
Knowledge Motifs LLC https://ror.org/05fep0t76 LogicMill Technology (United States) United States ACRONYM
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab https://ror.org/02jbv0t02 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory United States
NASA https://ror.org/027ka1x80 National Aeronautics and Space Administration United States ACRONYM
NASA / SSAI https://ror.org/027ka1x80 National Aeronautics and Space Administration United States ACRONYM
NASA EED-2 / Raytheon https://ror.org/027ka1x80 National Aeronautics and Space Administration United States ACRONYM
NASA EED-2/Raytheon https://ror.org/027ka1x80 National Aeronautics and Space Administration United States ACRONYM
NASA ESDIS https://ror.org/027ka1x80 National Aeronautics and Space Administration United States ACRONYM
NASA ESO https://ror.org/027ka1x80 National Aeronautics and Space Administration United States ACRONYM
NASA ESTO https://ror.org/027ka1x80 National Aeronautics and Space Administration United States ACRONYM
NASA GESDISC https://ror.org/027ka1x80 National Aeronautics and Space Administration United States ACRONYM
NASA GSFC https://ror.org/027ka1x80 National Aeronautics and Space Administration United States ACRONYM
NASA JPL PO.DAAC https://ror.org/027ka1x80 National Aeronautics and Space Administration United States ACRONYM
NASA LP DAAC https://ror.org/027ka1x80 National Aeronautics and Space Administration United States ACRONYM
NASA/JPL https://ror.org/027ka1x80 National Aeronautics and Space Administration United States ACRONYM
National Aeronautics and Space Administration https://ror.org/027ka1x80 National Aeronautics and Space Administration United States
NCAR https://ror.org/05cvfcr44 National Center for Atmospheric Research United States ACRONYM
NCSA https://ror.org/03r10zj06 National Center for Supercomputing Applications United States ACRONYM
NOAA / National Ocean Service https://ror.org/02k4h0334 National Ocean Service United States
North Carolina State University/North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies https://ror.org/04tj63d06 North Carolina State University United States
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) https://ror.org/00fsdxs93 Open Geospatial Consortium United States
OPeNDAP https://ror.org/001z81t90 OPeNDAP United States
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute https://ror.org/01rtyzb94 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States
Ronin Institute https://ror.org/04awze035 Ronin Institute United States
Scripps Institution of Oceanography / UCSD https://ror.org/04v7hvq31 Scripps Institution of Oceanography United States
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD https://ror.org/04v7hvq31 Scripps Institution of Oceanography United States
SDSC https://ror.org/04mg3nk07 San Diego Supercomputer Center United States ACRONYM
StormCenter Communications https://ror.org/0423qtd98 StormCenter Communications (United States) United States
The HDF Group https://ror.org/02a3w7r50 Hereditary Disease Foundation United States ACRONYM
Thomas Stone High School, Charles County Public Schools (MD) https://ror.org/00cpkx252 Charles County Public Schools United States
U.S. Geological Survey https://ror.org/035a68863 United States Geological Survey United States
U.S. Global Change Research Program https://ror.org/04bqa9n74 United States Global Change Research Program United States
UCAR Unidata https://ror.org/04zhhyn23 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research United States ACRONYM
UCSB https://ror.org/02t274463 University of California, Santa Barbara United States ACRONYM
University of Alabama in Huntsville https://ror.org/02zsxwr40 University of Alabama in Huntsville United States
University of Arizona https://ror.org/03m2x1q45 University of Arizona United States
University of Idaho https://ror.org/03hbp5t65 University of Idaho United States
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign https://ror.org/047426m28 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign United States
University of North Carolina Wilmington https://ror.org/02t0qr014 University of North Carolina Wilmington United States
University of South Carolina https://ror.org/02b6qw903 University of South Carolina United States
University of Tennessee Knoxville https://ror.org/020f3ap87 University of Tennessee United States
USDA/Ag Research Service/NAL https://ror.org/01na82s61 United States Department of Agriculture United States ACRONYM
USGS https://ror.org/035a68863 United States Geological Survey United States ACRONYM

Participant Affiliations With Multiple RORs

In some cases multiple RORs are identified in the search. In some cases, this reflects multiple organization names in the affiliation string, many times at different levels in the overall organization. In other cases it reflects ambiguity in the affiliation that needs additional information to be resolved.

In some cases a lookup table developed as part of a curation process is used during the ROR search. This lookup table includes a-priori knowledge developed during prior experience or ROR searches. Some matches achieved using this table appear to be magic.

ESIP Affiliation ROR ROR Organization Name Country Warning Comment
Esri https://ror.org/0428exr50 Environmental Systems Research Institute (United States) United States ACRONYM
https://ror.org/0196q0t51 Esri (Canada) Canada ACRONYM
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/ADNET Systems, Inc. https://ror.org/0171mag52 Goddard Space Flight Center United States
https://ror.org/027ka1x80 National Aeronautics and Space Administration United States ACRONYM

Participation Affiliations Without RORs

The Research Organization Registry is a community-led project that aims to develop an open, sustainable, usable, and unique identifier for every research organization in the world. The current version of the registry is based on GRIDs donated to the effort by Digital Science. This registry will grow based on input from the community. Until the ROR community takes over curation and management of the Registry, the contents will continue to be the GRID data. New organizations can be suggested through email to info@ror.org. Including complete information about the organization is helpful. In particular:

Context of the request (who is the requester, why it should be added, etc.)
Name of the organisation
URL of the organisation
Type of the organisation
Location of the organisation
Known external Identifiers (best are wiki data ID and Crossref funder ID)
Known relationships with other organisation/institutions
Participant Affiliation Participant Affiliation
City of Los Angeles DataONE / UC Santa Barbara
Development Seed Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI)
ESDIS Standards Office GeoSolutions US
Lingua Logica Metadata Game Changers
Ocean Leadership Ontolog Forum
Telespazio VEGA UK Ltd

Affiliation Diversity

It is well known that information entered as free-text is inconsistent and generally difficult to use. Unfortunately, in some cases, that is the only information available. The problems associated with free-text input are the principle motivation for developing and adopting persistent and unique identifiers.

The affiliations of ESIP participants are currently entered into the registration form as free-text and they illustrate some of the free-text challenges nicely. This Table shows RORs that were identified by multiple affiliation strings along with those strings. In the ROR-rich world, each of these input affiliations would match the standard organization names defined by ROR and there would be no ambiguity. That is the goal we are headed for.

ROR Affiliations
https://ror.org/027k65916 (3) JPL
JPL/NASA
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
https://ror.org/027ka1x80 (15) NASA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Langley
NASA / SSAI
NASA EED-2 / Raytheon
NASA EED-2/Raytheon
NASA ESDIS
NASA ESO
NASA ESTO
NASA GESDISC
NASA GSFC
NASA JPL PO.DAAC
NASA LP DAAC
NASA/JPL
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/ADNET Systems, Inc.
https://ror.org/02jbv0t02 (2) Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Berkeley Lab
https://ror.org/035a68863 (2) U.S. Geological Survey
USGS
https://ror.org/04v7hvq31 (2) Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
Scripps Institution of Oceanography / UCSD