odi & grid

Digital Science is proud to be an exhibitor at ODI Summit 2015, the Open Data Institute’s annual conference on innovation and excellence in open data, with speakers from business, government, the arts, startups and charities. Members of our Data Science team will be there showcasing GRID, our recently launched Global Research Identifier Database, so look out for their pop-up banner!

GRID is 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.

You can follow GRID on Twitter at @grid_ac and keep up-to-date with the discussions at the ODI Summit via the #ODIsummit hashtag.