Ringgold Solutions

More than 600,000 records encompassing publishers, funders, research organizations, universities, intermediaries, and more

How it works


  • Ringgold PIDs and rich metadata enable data-driven decisions based on granular hierarchies 
  • Uniquely links related organizations to form an authoritative structured hierarchy 
  • Detailed data supports decisions about funding entitlements, OA deals, compliance with mandates and more 
  • A multilingual team translates and transliterates from multiple languages and character sets including non-Latin scripts  
  • Complements other PIDs in place, such as ORCID IDs, DOIs, and ISNIs 
  • Serviced and supported by a full-time, professional team of engineers, customer service and language specialists 


  • Supports the shift to OA publishing models 
  • Expertly-curated organizational data makes Ringgold the leading PID solution to help publishers improve data quality 
  • Streamlines workflows by facilitating data interoperability within and between internal and external systems  
  • Granular hierarchy information and rich metadata help identify conflicts of interest in peer review and grant reviews  
  • Adheres to best practices for data quality, security, and compliance 

Ringgold by the numbers

Ringgold persistent identifiers

Used by
80 +
leading publishers, intermediaries, and funders

of Ringgold PID's have a corresponding ISNI ID

28,000 +
funder records

25,000 +
new records added in 2022

70,000 +
records updated in 2022

Expand the benefits of the Ringgold Identify Database with these services:

Ringgold Audit Service

Let our experts normalize and enrich your data.

The Ringgold Audit Service normalizes and enriches  organization-related data for improved data-driven decision making. 

Ringgold Validate Service

Create new Ringgold IDs on demand.

The Ringgold Validate Service helps 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.

The Ringgold Consortium Directory includes 350+ library consortia around the world to guide strategic sales planning and craft individual offers. 

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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Ringgold Solutions