Open ISNI for Organizations is a Ringgold service that provides ISNIs  (International Standard Name Identifier) for organizations worldwide.

To optimize usability and interoperability, we have re-engineered the free and open service we provide to the community. The service now limits the results to top-level organizations only.

This service provides:

•    An API to obtain and resolve existing ISNIs for organizations > Click here 
•    An online look-up service to search for organizations and obtain ISNIs > Click here 
•    An online look-up service to search by ISNI > Click here 

The services are free to use and do not require registration. The ISNI data that Ringgold is providing is open, and may be utilised and shared freely.

ISNI is an international standard bridging identifier to link data among disparate datasets. Any dataset mapped to ISNIs, whether open or proprietary can be linked together to provide interoperability between systems to benefit the entire scholarly community.

For more information on ISNI: www.isni.org

Ringgold is a Registration Agency for ISNI

As a Registration Agency (RAG) for ISNI, Ringgold has registered our entire Identify Database of over 550,000 organizations with ISNI identifiers. The Open ISNI for Organizations service makes a subset of this data available for use. The proprietary data held by Ringgold in the Identify Database, such as the Ringgold ID, metadata, demographics and organizational relationships are not shared in this dataset.

For more information on Ringgold ISNI RAG services: www.ringgold.com/isni

The data contained herein is supplied to Ringgold as an ISNI Registration Agency by the ISNI Assignment Agency on behalf of the ISNI International Agency. The ISNI number is an ISO standard, ISO 27729 (ISNI) governed and managed by the ISNI International Agency. Ringgold holds no rights to this data other than those provided to us in our capacity as a Registration Agency to supply ISNI data to third parties.

It should be noted that Ringgold operates within the scholarly, academic and educational communities. ISNI Identifiers may be applied to organizations in other industries, and may not be represented in the data provided by Ringgold. This does not mean that an ISNI for those organizations does not exist. To check if an ISNI exists outside the scope of the Open ISNI for Organizations database, please go to: www.isni.org/search

Should you require a new ISNI please contact us at isni@ringgold.com, or for Ringgold IDs you can register to use the Identify Database free lookup service at https://www.ringgold.com/get-id/

Ringgold Inc. and ISNI can not be held responsible in any way for damages arising from the use or misuse of this data or service. Use this data, website, and web services at your own risk.