Did you know, as of August 1, 2020 40% of the cores listed in the CoreMarketplace have RRIDs assigned to them. Is your core one of them?
It's easy to get one and very valuable to have one.
What is an RRID?
It's short for Research Resource Identifier. It's a unique code that represents all of the information in your facility listing. (Learn more here.) RRIDs are used to link resources together. It can link your facility to publications. It can link your listing to other websites. It can link your facility to other research IDs such as the ORCID.
You can learn more about integrating your RRID with your ORCID at this page here.
If you have an RRID, you can append it to the CoreMarketplace URL and make a direct link to your listing.
Or maybe you want to link the information in your listing to your university web page? If you type in the direct link to your listing and append .json or .xml (both are structured formats for dealing with information), your web developer can easily grab whatever information you have posted and re-post it on another site.
This is exactly how your core information gets shared around the web. But without an RRID, your core information doesn't get shared and doesn't get seen.
How do you get an RRID?
Edit your facility listing. Make sure all the contact information is correct, especially the name, institution, and website. All newly edited listings become candidates for RRIDs and if the above three pieces of information are accurate, you will have one assigned to you.
One great RRID success story comes from the Human Islet Research Network (HIRN). About two years ago they adopted RRIDs and pushed to have them included in publications citing their organization. Today, there are over 50 publications listed in Google Scholar citing their RRID. You can see for yourself with the following Google Scholar link.
RRID Shortcode Already explained above. Your RRID becomes a quick link to your facility listing. Append your RRID to the CoreMarketplace url to be taken immediately to your listing.
Listing information export If you have an RRID, you can use your listing shortcode (see above) and append a .json or .xml to retrieve your listing information in a structured format that can be easily incorporated into another website. That way when you update your CM listing, all the other websites automatically get updated.
Breadcrumb listing All facilities are linked to their institution through the breadcrumb listing at the top of each facility listing. Click on the institution link to learn how many cores call under each institution.
Google indexing Now that the CM is its own webpage instead of a widget on an existing webpage, we are able to open up your facility listings to Google. For example, searching for your RRID in Google should turn up your facility listing on the first page of results.