Downloads


A full version of all public data stored is available to download in both JSON and CSV formats.
Download latest release

Documentation


The database is available for download as a ZIP archive containing the full database in JSON and CSV formats. View the full format documentation.

If you have any questions about GRID you can drop us a line at contact@grid.ac or check out the FAQ.

All releases


Release 2021-03-25

Download release

The fortieth public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.14316596
Total institutes: 100,467
Release notes:
New GRID entries for:
- Various user requests for additions
- Missing Funders and Policy Papers Publishers in Dimensions
- Missing child hospitals of APHP (France)

QA:
- VA Medical Centers and Healthcare Systems (US)
- Review of GRID records for "CNR" National Research Council (Italy)
- Review of GRID records for the National Academy of Sciences Belarus
- Around 150 requests for metadata updates from GRID and Dimensions users
- Medical Schools records have been redirected to their parent university
- Review of 480 GRID university records without an organisation url
- Review of Japanese and Chinese names on GRID records

Updates:
- Update of ROR IDs (ROR Version 7, release December 2020)

Geonames data is CC-BY, and noted as such in the data.

Release 2020-12-09

Download release

The thirty-ninth public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.13386176
Total institutes: 99,609
Release notes:
New GRID entries for:

- 50 missing VA Medical Centers and Healthcare Systems (US)
- ROR requests for additions (September, October and November 2020)
- Various other user requests for additions
- Missing institutes of the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences and Chinese Academy of Forestry

QA:

- Review of source data mappings of Agricultural Research Service (US)
- Review of Leibniz Association (Germany)
- Review of Hungarian Academy of Sciences
- Review of RIKEN (Japan)
- Review of Academy of Sciences of Austria
- Review of Academia Sinica (Taiwan)

- Around 200 requests for metadata updates and or additions from users

Updates:

- Update of ROR IDs (ROR Version 6, release October 2020)
- Update and addition of Geonames IDs in GRID
- Macao removed as a country in line with prior change made to Hong Kong

Geonames data is CC-BY, and noted as such in the data.

Release 2020-10-06

Download release

The thirty-eighth public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.13084304
Total institutes: 98,598
Release notes:

New GRID entries for:

- 40 missing child institutes of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (India)
- ROR requests for additions (June, July and August 2020)
- Missing Funders and Policy Papers Publishers in Dimensions
- Over 150 requests for additions from GRID and Dimensions users


Metadata:

- Added metadata to GRID records without any url and with the type "Company"
- Added metadata to GRID records without any url and without any type


QA:

- Review of records last updated before 2016
- Review of Multinational Companies
- Around 250 requests for metadata updates from GRID and Dimensions users


Geonames data is CC-BY, and noted as such in the data.

Release 2020-06-29

Download release

The thirty-seventh public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.12587828
Total institutes: 98,332
Release notes: A database of over 98,000 research institutes with persistent identifiers.

New GRID entries for:

- Missing institutes and centers of Fraunhofer Society
- Missing institutes from the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (Japan)
- Various Japanese universities
- Institutions related to the Dimensions' 'COVID-19' collection
- National Science Foundation South Africa - Facilities
- ROR requests for additions (February, March, April and May 2020)

Metadata:

- GRID records without URL and with the types "Government", "Nonprofit" and "Company"
- Update of ROR IDs (ROR release December 2019 Version 2)

QA:

- Review of University Systems in the US (SUNY, University System Wisconsin, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning)
- Review of Dutch Research Council
- Review of National and Provincial CDCs in China
- Review of Australian Government
- Review of Multinational Companies

Geonames data is CC-BY, and noted as such in the data.

Release 2020-03-15

Download release

The thirty-sixth public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.12022722
Total institutes: 97,795
Release notes:
A database of over 97,000 research institutes with persistent identifiers.


New GRID entries for:

- Missing institutes and centers of Fraunhofer Society
- NARO research institutes and centers
- Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) institutes and centers
- Requests from ROR


Metadata:

- Added metadata to GRID records without any url and with the types "Government", "Nonprofit" and "Company"
- Added Geonames IDs to GRID records without any
- Name corrections and language label updates
- Update of ROR IDs (ROR release December 2019 Version 2)


QA:

- Review of multinational companies and updates on relationships and name labels


Geonames data is CC-BY, and noted as such in the data.

Release 2019-12-10

Download release

The thirty-fifth public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.11353022
Total institutes: 97,819
Release notes:
A database of over 97,000 research institutes with persistent identifiers.

Release notes:

Institutes added from the following sources:
- Various international sources

Metadata:
- Added for GRID records without any URL and with the types "Archive, Faciltiy and Healthcare"

QA:
- Records where the Geo information has been contradicting (coordinates vs. GeoNames)
- Review of multinational companies and updates on relationships and name labels

Release 2019-10-06

Download release

The thirty-fourth public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.9963719
Total institutes: 97,900
Release notes: A database of over 97,000 research institutes with persistent identifiers.

Release notes:

Institutes added from the following sources:
- Various sources including Germany, Spain, Norway, China, Canada, Slovakia, USA, and the UK

Metadata:
- ROR IDs have been added as external identifier
- Updated Geonames data to a recent release
- Added metadata to GRID records without any url and with type "Education"
- Review of HESA IDs
- Update of Wikidata IDs and Wikipedia links

QA:
- Review of the National Physical Laboratory (UK)
- Review of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center and Naval Research Laboratory (US)
- Review of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
- Review of the European Space Agency
- Review of some German research institutions
- Review of "CONICET - the National Scientific and Technical Research Council Argentina"
- Review of United Nations organisations
- Review of Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
- Review of Weill Medical College (US)
- Review of US Agricultural Research Service Research Centers
- Review of University of Paris-Saclay children

Release 2019-05-06

Download release

The thirty-third public release of GRID.

This is an interim release as there are important fixes requested (thanks to all the ticket submitters for their patience!). We are trying to integrate ROR IDs to enable crosswalk, but the data has not been released yet. We will get a new release out with ROR IDs when we can.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.8137970
Total institutes: 96,793
Release notes:
A database of over 95,000 research institutes with persistent identifiers.

This is an interim release as there are important fixes requested (thanks to all the ticket submitters for their patience!). We are trying to integrate ROR IDs to enable crosswalk, but the data has not been released yet. We will get a new release out with ROR IDs when we can.

Release notes:

Institutes added from the following sources:
* Various sources including Denmark, USA, UK, Japan, India, China and Australia

QA:
* Regional and branch campuses of US universities have been redirected to the main campus
* Ambiguous university names have been made distinguishable by including the location in the name
* Review of French "École" records

Release 2019-02-17

Download release

The thirty-second public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.7738979
Total institutes: 95,152
Release notes:
A database of over 95,000 research institutes with persistent identifiers.

Release notes:

Institutes added from the following sources:
- Various sources including the United States, Europe, India and Brazil

QA:
- Review of universities with wrong type 'Healthcare'
- National Physical Laboratory from additional sources
- Review of French "École" GRID records
- Consolidation of GRID records belonging to "RISE Research Institutes of Sweden"

Note: the geonames information is from geonames.org and licensed as CC-BY 3.0.

Release 2018-11-14

Download release

The thirty-first public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.7346852
Total institutes: 91,640
Release notes:
A database of over 90,000 research institutes with persistent identifiers.

Release notes:
Institutes added from the following sources:

Various sources including Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Poland and more

Metadata:
Added coordinates for organisations in Germany.

QA:
Corrected GeoNames IDs and coordinates of organisations in London, Beijing and Germany.

Note: the geonames information is from geonames.org and licensed as CC-BY 3.0.

Release 2018-08-27

Download release

The thirtieth public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.7021847
Total institutes: 89,506
Release notes:
A database of over 89,000 research institutes with persistent identifiers.

Institutes added from various sources including Korea, India and other international datasets.

Metadata:
- Added around 7,000 Wikidata IDs to GRID records.

QA:
- Review of non-English Wikipedia links.
- Review of Wellcome Trust institutes and centers (source data mappings, relationships).
- Review of companies from Russian and Chinese sources.

Note: the geonames information is from geonames.org and licensed as CC-BY 3.0.

Release 2018-06-25

Download release

The twenty-ninth public release of GRID.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.6683654
Total institutes: 88,629
Release notes:
A database of over 88,000 research institutes with persistent identifiers.

Institutes added from various sources including China, Ireland, Korea, Bahamas, United Kingdom, United States and top 1000 R&D companies world wide.

Metadata:
- Review of Chinese GeoNames IDs in Hong Kong and Beijing area

QA:
- Review of the Chinese Academy of Science

Note: the geonames information is from geonames.org and licensed as CC-BY 3.0.