American Psychiatric Association adopts authoritative Ringgold data to advance their publications business

October 1, 2018 – Beaverton OR. Ringgold is pleased to welcome the American Psychiatric Association to the roster of publishers and associations using the Identify Database and its Ringgold Identifiers. The American Psychiatric Association’s publishing division has selected Ringgold to provide data normalization and enrichment services, and to aid their institutional business development efforts with authoritative multi-sector data. Sophisticated market analysis, prospect identification, and informing customer-specific pricing are some of the aims which Ringgold data will support.

“I am very pleased that we are now fully integrating the Ringgold Identify Database in our institutional business development efforts, thus ensuring global data quality assurance to all of our customer records, communication accuracy, and quality of service for all of our treasured customers”, said Patrick Hansard, Director of Marketing and Sales at the American Psychiatric Association.

Ringgold’s Chief Marketing Officer Jay Henry added, “The American Psychiatric Association understands the importance of using authoritative and complete organizational data to increase the effectiveness of their institutional sales and marketing efforts. The Identify Database provides a single source of trustworthy metadata for current and potential licensees, which will greatly augment in-house expertise. It is gratifying to be selected as the trusted source of information to enable the transformation of APA data into actionable knowledge.”

About American Psychiatric Association

American Psychiatric Association Publishing ( is the world’s premier publisher of books, journals, and multimedia on psychiatry, mental health and behavioral science. APA Publishing offers authoritative, up-to-date and affordable information geared toward psychiatrists, psychiatric residents, medical students, and other mental health professionals. is the platform for all APA Publishing journals, DSM-5®, and bestselling textbooks, as well as APA Practice Guidelines, and continuing medical education. This is a one-stop resource for information on psychiatric diagnosis, treatment, guidelines, the latest research, and breaking news from the field.

About Ringgold Inc

Ringgold ( has created a process for the identification of institutions and the relationships between organizations. Since 2003, Ringgold has been developing Identify, a curated authority file of more than 489,000 institutions spanning multiple industry sectors. Each institutional entry has been assigned its own unique Ringgold ID, which is mapped to the organizational hierarchy and a range of classification metadata, including consortium membership and the ISNI. A full list of the publishers, intermediaries, and universities who have adopted Ringgold data can be viewed on the Ringgold corporate site.

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