The Validate service enables Identify customers to obtain Ringgold Identifiers for institutions which are not currently held in the Identify Database, with immediate effect.

Validate enables the user to check the Ringgold ID or create a new Ringgold ID for:

  • New customers 
  • A new author affiliation
  • A new prospective customer
  • Any institution

For many of our Identify customers, it is important to be able to check or create a new institutional record quickly in order to set up a new customer account, author or prospect. Validate enables the user to do this without waiting for a new audit or audit update of their data.

Product Details

Users search for an institution, either in the Identify Online interface, or in their internal systems if the database is taken in-house; if the relevant institution does not appear to be in Identify, the institution can be added immediately and a unique Ringgold ID obtained.

Ringgold's staff and researchers manually check all entries made in the Validate system. The next working day, users will receive a report of the accepted and rejected records, with corrections. The daily report also includes cumulative counts for the records entered for the current month and year-to-date.

When a provisional Validate Ringgold ID is rejected, or found to be a duplicate of an existing Identify Database record, customers are notified and the provisional number is deleted, not recycled. 


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