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Release 2017-05-22

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The twenty second public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.5032286
Total institutes: 74,523
Release notes: Institutes added from the following sources:
  • Grant data from the USA and Canada
  • Worldwide data from other sources
QA:
  • Addition of missing geographical information (lat/long)
  • Resolved duplicate institutes
  • Data and relationship review of US DOD and sub-agencies

Release 2017-04-04

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The twenty first public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4818130
Total institutes: 74,336
Release notes: Institutes added from the following sources:
  • Data from the US, Europe, Asia and Oceania
QA:
  • Removed duplicates
  • Improved the structure of the Hungarian Academy of Science

Release 2017-03-08

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The twentieth public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4737286
Total institutes: 73,633
Release notes: Institutes added from the following sources:
  • Grant data from the US
  • Grant data from Denmark
QA:
  • Removed duplicates
  • Increased coverage of CrossRef Open Funder Registry IDs

Release 2017-01-31

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The nineteenth public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4602241
Total institutes: 71,727
Release notes: Institutes added from the following sources:
  • Grant data from the US
QA:
  • Removed duplicates
  • Increased coverage of CrossRef Open Funder Registry IDs
  • Increased coverage of Wikidata IDs

Release 2017-01-10

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The eighteenth public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4539889
Total institutes: 70,013
Release notes: Institutes added from the following sources:
  • Grant data from the US
  • Grant data from the EU
  • Grant data from the UK
  • Grant data from Japan
QA:
  • Removed duplicates
  • Improved WikiData coverage

Release 2016-12-06

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The seventeenth public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4290998
Total institutes: 67,021
Release notes: Institutes added from the following sources:
  • Grant data from the US
  • Grant data from the UK
  • Grant data from Russia
  • Grant data from Netherlands
  • Grant data from France
QA:
  • Removed duplicates
  • Updated organisational structure for RIKEN
  • Updated organisational structure for Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Updated organisational structure for Chinese Academy of Sciences

Release 2016-11-02

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The sixteenth public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4202181
Total institutes: 66,107
Release notes: Institutes added from the following sources:
  • Grant data from the US
  • Grant data from Sweden
  • Grant data from Russia
  • Grant data from the UK
  • Extra funders added
QA:
  • Removed duplicates and fixed data errors

Release 2016-09-30

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The fifteenth public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.3980115
Total institutes: 65,201
Release notes: Institutes added from the following sources:
  • Grant data from Austria
  • Grant data from Brazil
  • Grant data from Mexico
QA:
  • Removed duplicates and fixed data errors

Release 2016-09-06

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The fourteenth public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.3807186
Total institutes: 64,846
Release notes: Institutes added from the following sources:
  • Grant data from United States
  • Grant data from Ireland
Metadata:
  • Increased coverage of Wikidata IDs
QA:
  • Fixed naming issues for National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) institutes
  • Added missing entries for Wikimedia Chapter Offices

Release 2016-07-28

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The thirteenth public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.3506363
Total institutes: 63,215
Release notes: Institutes added from the following sources:
  • Grant data from United States
  • Grant data from Norway
  • Grant data from the UK
Metadata:
  • Increased URL coverage by 10%
  • Increased GPS coordinate coverage by 10%
  • Removed acronyms from GRID record names in records with multiple parent child relationships

Release 2016-06-30

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The twelfth public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.3468893
Total institutes: 63,179
Release notes: Institutes added from the following sources:
  • Grant data from United States
  • Grant data from China
Metadata:
  • Additional CrossRef Open Funder Registry IDs
QA:
  • Review and update of INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) institutes and structure
  • Review and update of German institutes (LG, MPG, FHG, HZ) and structure
  • Review of OrgRef mapping to GRID
  • Review of Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) relationships
  • Resolved some duplicate institutes and incorrectly assigned metadata

Release 2016-05-31

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The eleventh public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.3409414
Total institutes: 62,069
Release notes: Institutes added from the following sources:
  • Grant data from Switzerland
  • Grant data from China
  • Grant data from the United States
  • Academic organisations from OrgRef
Metadata:
  • Additional CrossRef Open Funder Registry IDs
QA:
  • Resolved some duplicate institutes

Release 2016-04-28

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The tenth public release of GRID.

Note: This release changes the External ID format in the JSON dump and it is not backwards compatible so you will need to update any processes that access this data. See the new format description here or an example here

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.3205624
Total institutes: 59,822
Release notes: Institutes added from the following sources:
  • ETER (European Tertiary Education Register)
  • RAS (Russian Academy of Science)
  • ORCID
Metadata:
  • Added more types to institutes
  • Added over 2000 new CrossRef Open Funder Registry IDs
QA:
  • Reviewed GRID records where distance between lat/lon and geonames city is > 100km
  • Resolved some duplicate institutes

Release 2016-04-01

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The ninth public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.3146014.v1
Total institutes: 58,125
Release notes: Institutes added from the following sources:
  • Grant data from China
  • Grant data from France
  • Institutes from India
Metadata:
  • Added Chinese language labels
  • Increased type coverage
  • Renamed the relationship "Affilate" to "Related"
QA:
  • Fixed a number duplicate institutes

Release 2016-02-29

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The eighth public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.3080443
Total institutes: 56,587
Release notes: Institutes added from the following sources:
  • Grant data from Germany
  • Grant data from Africa
  • Institutes from Orgref
Metadata:
  • Added Orgref and Wikidata links for ~14,000 institutes
  • Imported local name variants from Wikidata
  • Updated to the latest Geonames database
QA:
  • Fixed a number of relationships from / to redirected institutes
  • Fixed a number of Geo lat / long that were a long way from the address city
  • Updated relationships and institutes in Helmholtz Association
  • Updated Norwegian institutes based on recent University mergers

Release 2016-01-25

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The seventh public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.2067321
Total institutes: 54,310
Release notes: Institutes added from the following sources:
  • Grant data United States
  • Grant data Germany
QA:
  • Fixed broken address for entry grid.461591.e

Release 2016-01-21

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The sixth public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.2066481
Total institutes: 54,292
Release notes: Institutes added from the following sources:
  • Grant data from Norway
  • Grant data from Canada
  • Grant data from Poland
  • Grant data from Finland
QA:
  • Fixed a number of incorrectly modelled US Univerities (mainly systems)
  • Fixed a number of duplicates

Release 2015-12-14

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The fifth public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.2010108
Total institutes: 51,256
Release notes:
  • Added directorates, programs and institutes from the National Science Foundation
  • QA tasks to review and fix allocation of Fundref IDs

Release 2015-12-01

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The fourth public release of GRID. In this release we have moved to a single ZIP archive containing both the JSON and CSV formats. We now provide the full database as a collection of CSV files.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.1615029
Total institutes: 50,105
Release notes: Institutes added from the following sources:
  • Grant data from Slovenia
  • Grant data from Brazil
  • Grant data from United States
Metadata: QA:
  • Fixed incorrectly labelled external IDs.
  • Fixed whitespace around acronyms and aliases.

Release 2015-11-05

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The third public release of GRID.

DOIs:
  • JSON - 10.6084/m9.figshare.1595872
  • CSV - 10.6084/m9.figshare.1595871
Total institutes: 49,722
Release notes: Institutes added from the following sources:
  • Grant data from United States
  • Grant data from Brazil
Metadata: QA:
  • Redirected some duplicate entries

Release 2015-10-09

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The second public release of GRID.

DOIs:
  • JSON - 10.6084/m9.figshare.1570968
  • CSV - 10.6084/m9.figshare.1570967
Total institutes: 48,598
Release notes: Institutes added from the following sources:
  • Grant data from Estonia
  • Grant data from Slovakia
  • Grant data from United States
  • Index of American Universities
  • the top 5000 most frequently occuring names in the CrossRef database
Metadata:
  • Coverage of institutes with types increased from 33% to 76%
  • Parent / Child and Affiliated relationships now included in database dump
  • Added all NIHR members
  • All institutes with a Fundref ID have complete metadata

Release 2015-09-22

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The first public release of GRID.

DOIs:
  • JSON - 10.6084/m9.figshare.1553267
  • CSV - 10.6084/m9.figshare.1553266
Total institutes: 47,648
Release notes: