Identify Database

Simplify & Enrich a Complex Network of Organizations

An authoritative reference database to benefit your entire organization

Effective enterprise management depends upon our ability to trust and leverage our most important asset: our data. Organizations are a component of every business, and they are represented in every data set as customers, prospects, constituents, and affiliations of individuals. Normalizing and enriching organization-related data is a major step in treating your data like the valuable asset it is. Ringgold’s Identify Database is the leading organizational reference database serving the scholarly, academic, and research fields, and can be used within your organization to better understand an increasingly complex constituent base, navigate the wider marketplace, and make informed strategic decisions.

Identify contains over 500,000 organizations in all countries and sectors including academia, corporations, hospitals, and government entities. Continuously expanded and curated by our team of 40 trained information professionals, Identify covers the world of organizations which matter to our clients.


  Comprehensive reference database to normalize organization data

  Support data governance & master data management

  Populate critical systems with clean records, free of duplicates

  Easily transmit and share data across external and internal systems

  Communicate more effectively with external partners

  Power-enhanced analytics for decision support

The power behind Ringgold's Identify Database

Ringgold Identifier 

Detailed Organization Data 

Linked Hierarchies 

The Ringgold Identifier is a unique numerical identifier. Its purpose is to disambiguate organizations. Ringgold IDs are used to enforce data governance practices and eliminate duplicate records. This unique ID is also a powerful tool for joining records across internal and external systems.Each institution is described with up to 25 pieces of structured metadata including: full legal name, location, alternate names, URL, size metrics, tier, subjects, industry sector, and more.Related organizations are linked together, such as universities and their departments, or corporate entities with subsidiary firms or divisions. Identify hierarchies are key to understanding complex relationships and the wider market.



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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 >>