Digital Science’s Global Research Identifier Database (GRID) is now available as Resource Description Framework (RDF). They now join a wide range of other prestigious data sources on the web of data. By using RDF to describe its data, GRID facilitates interlinking with other datasets using a well defined vocabulary based on human conceptualisation or ontology. Digital Science brought this to us in their release titled, “Digital Science’s GRID Now Available As Linked Open Data.”

Consumers can integrate GRID data with their own datasets and make use of the extensive metadata available covering geography, typology, organizational hierarchies and relationships.

GRID’s unique collection of references to other identification systems (such as the Open Funder Registry, ISNI, Orgref, Wikidata and more) supplies more power to users, enabling them to integrate data from multiple sources in different data formats.

Melody K. Smith

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