Associations & Scholarly Societies

Identify Database

High-Quality Data for Association Development

Spend Time Fulfilling Your Mission – Not Wrangling Your Data

Effective association management depends upon the ability to leverage your data to guide strategic development and support your members. Ringgold ensures your data is fit for purpose: standardized, interoperable, and suitable for decision support.

Organizations play multiple roles in any AMS: affiliations of members and meeting attendees, donors, corporate members, customers, and more. Ringgold’s Identify Database covers them all, providing you a curated global reference file of nearly 500,000 organizations, complete with metadata to provide additional insight into your constituents. By helping to transform data into an asset, Ringgold can empower associations to support their members and achieve their missions.


Identify allows you to normalize and enhance your data so that you can:

  • Drive engagement with 360-degree insight into each constituent

  • Identify opportunities for growth

  • Develop pricing and membership models

  • Conduct sophisticated marketing outreach

  • Enable staff to work collaboratively

  • Populate AMS with trustworthy and uniform data

  • Power authoritative reporting

  • Inform evidence-based decision-making

Identify: A Singular Resource

Identify aims to be a complete reference database of organizations to support master data management:

500,000 organizations with hierarchies


All countries


All industry sectors including academic, corporate, hospitals, non-profit, and government


New records added to accommodate the needs of our clients


Curated & updated


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Ringgold Organization Identifier
  • Unique numerical ID to disambiguate each organization
  • Facilitates linking between systems
  • Links to ISNI, IPEDS, NCES, Open Funder Registry IDs
Geographic & Demographic Metadata
  • Up to 25 pieces of structured data: Location, Subjects, Tiers, Industry Sector, Size, and more
  • Augments understanding of each organization
  • Powers multifaceted analysis
Parent / Child Links
  • The most complete hierarchical structures available
  • Reveal connections between related organizations such as departments and universities, subsidiaries, government agencies.
  • Enables reporting at any level of an organization


Get Started
License options: Annual subscription or perpetual use licenses are available. Fees are based on the size of your organization

Delivery formats: Identify Database licenses include access to support a variety of workflows & implementations

  • Local hosting: complete database or delta files delivered weekly
  • API / webservice
  • Identify Online interface

Get the most out of Identify with our Supporting Services

Identify Audit Service: Let Ringgold's experts normalize & enrich your data. More information >>

Validate Service: The fastest way to request a new Identify master record and Ringgold ID. More information >>

Proposals and pricing are available upon consultation.

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Ringgold: A Trusted Data Partner

Since 2005, Identify has been adopted by more than 80 association & scholarly publishers, universities, and organizations active in science and research. See our Client List >>