Digital Science Launches GRID, A New, Global, Open Database Offering Unique Information On Research Organisations - Digital Science
"Today, we are proud to announce the launch of the Global Research Identifier Database (GRID), a free, easy-to-use online database that opens up information about research organisations around the world to data scientists, developers and innovators within academic and commercial organisations. The GRID dataset addresses the problem of messy and inconsistent data on research institutions, ensuring that each entity is included correctly and only once. Built in-house, the online database contains 50,000 manually curated institutional names, along with unique identifiers and geo-location information across 212 countries. The data are derived from openly accessible funder and publication sources such as the NIH reporter, PubMed and the UK Gateway to Research. It includes the majority of institutions worldwide that have received research funding and is openly available under a CC-BY Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 international licence, which allows the user to share or adapt the content available for any purpose, even commercially."