Job Posting: ROR Metadata Curation Lead

The Research Organization Registry (ROR – is a community-led registry of open, sustainable, usable, and unique identifiers for every research organization in the world. ROR is looking for a metadata curation lead to coordinate registry updates and maintenance, work with ROR’s community curation advisors, and develop and implement long-term curation policies and practices. This is an exciting time to join the ROR team and support ROR’s emerging independent, community-based curation model.

The job description and application instructions are available at ROR

(1) Coordinate community-based curation processes

  • Triage incoming requests to prepare for community review
  • Oversee community review process to make sure requests are reviewed in a timely and accurate manner
  • Optimize curation workflow as needed to improve experience for requestors and community curators
  • Maintain guidance and documentation for community curators
  • Schedule and facilitate regular curator meetings
  • Onboard and offboard community curators

(2) Coordinate registry updates

  • Maintain regular schedule of registry updates
  • Identify which updates will be in a given release
  • Prepare metadata for records being added to or updated in ROR
  • Work with curators handling metadata records
  • Ensure metadata records pass validation/QA
  • Review and test release candidates
  • Deploy changes to production via Github-based workflow
  • Publish release notes and announce releases to users
  • Make public data dump available on Zenodo
  • Gather data and generate reports on curation processes to track volume, turnaround times, types of requests, etc.

(3) Metadata management and QA

  • Maintain schema documentation and metadata policies
  • Analyze current registry data to identify opportunities for metadata QA and future improvements
  • Work with ROR’s development team on schema updates and metadata clean-up

(4) Community engagement

  • Respond to support questions about curation policies and release timelines
  • Provide updates at community calls and webinars
  • Collect feedback from community to inform curation policies and process

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