January 19, 2022

Digital Science Makes Entire Global Research Identifier Dataset (GRID) a CC0 Resource, Over 66,000 Global Research Organizations Listed

From a Digital Science Announcement:

2016-12-05_10-46-40We are proud to announce that our Global Research Identifier Database (GRID) dataset will be made available under a CC0 license allowing users to make full use of the database releases with no need for attribution.


GRID is a free, easy-to-use online database that opens up information about research organizations around the world to data scientists, developers and innovators within academic and commercial organizations. The GRID dataset addresses the problem of messy and inconsistent data on research institutions, ensuring that each entity is included correctly and only once.

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Along with the downloadable dataset, GRID can be explored online using this interface.

Direct to GRID Website

Direct to GRID Data Downloads (in CSV and JSON Formats)

Direct to GRID Coverage Statistics

See Also: GRID was introduced in 2015 with over 50,000 entries. Here’s our coverage from the day it launched (October 15, 2015).

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.