What is an Research Resource Identifier (RRID)

An RRID is a specific, universal, citable identifier used in scientific research and publications. RRIDs enable facility features to be identified and tagged. These RRID tags make it easier to cite a facility or the equipment in that facility in scientific research. By listing a facility in the CoreMarketplace, that core will obtain an RRID tag that can used and shared in any publications involving that facility. This helps to enable better reproducibility of research and identify the core's role in creating and participating in it.

Facilities that match the following criteria are automatically submitted for RRIDs.

  1. An institution is listed.
  2. The facility has a unique name
  3. The facility lists an accurate web site that identifies the facility.

Once an RRID is generated it is automatically entered into the facility listing. The CoreMarketplace will email the facility letting them know the facility's RRID information.

Facility Records list the RRID on the main page of the listing. This listing is cross-linked to the RRID database. The "Cite This" button is an easy way to copy the RRID tag for reference.