The Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship


Update on Resource Identification Initiative

Pilot Project Updates

March, 2016

eNeuro, from the Society for Neuroscience, strongly encourages RRIDs.

March, 2016

NIDA publicly supports RRIDs as a method for meeting new "key biological resource authentication" guidelines aimed at improving research reproducibility.

January, 2016

Neuron, from Cell Press, requires RRIDs.

November, 2015

Paper providing outcomes to date of pilot project published in F1000 Research, Journal of Comparative Neurology, Brain and Behavior and Journal of Neuroinformatics.

August 11, 2015

Article summarizing RII under review at F1000 Research

July 7, 2015

Anita's blog about Eating your own Dogfood

May 29, 2015

Read about RRID's in Nature News

May 20, 2015

We hit 50 journals, doubling the size of the pilot since inception.

May 17, 2015

RII Paper submitted to F1000.  Preprint now available for review.


PLoS Biology and Genetics come on board!


Still growing!  Over 130 papers and 23 journals.  Follow updates at #RRID


We've reach 100 papers with RRID's from 17 different journals!  We have a database of RRIDs in Google Docs.


Slide presentation on the Resource Identification Initiative.


The project is still going strong. We now have over 80 papers from 15 journals. A resolver service has been created:  RRID's can be searched through the Resource Identification Portal.


RRID's are going strong! We have over 50 papers that have appeared from 11 journals. We are keeping a database of RRIDs available as a Google Doc. If you'd like to see RRID's in action, go to Google Scholar.


The pilot project is just finishing up 3 months,  and we are starting to see the first papers with RRID's appear in the published literature.  Google Scholar is picking up the most RRID's. Of course, RRID is not a unique string, so you have to use "since 2014" as a filter.

We will be posting statistics here as we get them.

Even within the first set of papers, we are seeing re-use of some resources. We are hoping that as the data set becomes populated, third parties will start to develop applications that can make use of these. Please contact us if you are interested.

Although the initial pilot project was to run from Feb 1 to April 30th, 2014, we've had many more journals join along the way.  As we'd like to get at least 3 months of data for each, we'll be continuing the project for the next few months. Of course, participants should feel free to continue with the project if they are willing. The more data the better!



Stephanie Hagstrom

Stephanie Hagstrom

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