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Companies House

GB-COH

Companies House is the United Kingdom's register of companies. It contains entries for many kinds of companies, including: * Public limited company (PLC) * Private company limited by shares (Ltd, Limited) * Private company limited by guarantee, typically a non-commercial membership body such as a charity * Private unlimited company …

    Countries

  • GB

Mutuals Public Register

GB-MPR

The Mutuals Public Register is the public record of registered mutual societies: * building societies * credit unions * friendly societies * registered societies It contains: * details of societies’ registered offices and contact information the services they offer * public documents such as yearly returns and accounts

    Countries

  • GB

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The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

GB-NIC

The Register of Charities is an accurate and up-to-date list of all organisations in Northern Ireland considered by law to be charitable. Currently, registration is a managed process and only organisations called forward by the Commission are considered eligible to register. For more information on the Register please visit http://www.charitycommissionni.org.uk/manage-your-charity/register-your-charity/charity-registration-faqs/.

    Countries

  • GB

Charity Commission/Comisiwn Elusennau

GB-CHC

The Charity Commission registers and regulates charities in the nations of England and Wales within the United Kingdom. There are four main types of charity structure in the UK: (1) Charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) (2) charitable company (limited by guarantee) (3) unincorporated association (4) trust

    Countries

  • GB

Scottish Charity Register

GB-SC

The Office of the Scottish Charity Register (OSCR) regulates charities in Scotland and maintains a public registry of these charities. "The OSCR perform a range of functions which includes:[5] Determining whether bodies are charities. Keeping a public Register of charities. Facilitating compliance by charities with the legislation. Investigating any apparent …

    Countries

  • GB

Register of Schools (Wales)

GB-WALEDU

Schools and other education establishments in Wales must be registered with the Department of Education in the Welsh Government. The Register of Schools is maintained by the Department of Education which provides a School number as the unique identifier for each school or other educational establishment in Wales. Universities are …

    Countries

  • GB

    Sectors

  • education

Register of Schools (Scotland)

GB-SCOTEDU

Schools and other education establishments in Scotland must be registered with the Department of Education in the Scottish Government. The Register of Schools is maintained by the Department of Education which provides a SEED code as the unique identifier for each school or other educational establishment in Scotland. Universities are …

    Countries

  • GB

    Sectors

  • education

Government Organisation Register

GB-GOR

The UK Government Organisation Register contains an identifier for every government body with a presence on the gov.uk single domain. This covers government departments, agencies and Arms Length Bodies (ALBs). Each organisation is assigned an alphanumeric identifier, and the register also includes website addresses, that can be mapped to entries …

    Countries

  • GB

NHS Digital - Organisation Data Service

GB-NHS

"The Organisation Data Service (ODS) is responsible for publishing organisation and practitioner codes, along with related national policies and standards. We're also responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the organisation and person nodes of the Spine Directory Service, the central data repository used within various NHS systems and services. Find …

    Countries

  • GB

Higher Education Statistics Agency

GB-HESA

This is a list of all higher education providers that provide data to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). Those providers include all publicly funded universities and other higher educations institutions (HEIs) in the UK, alternative HE providers (APs) that offer HE courses but do not receive annual public funding, …

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  • GB

    Sectors

  • education

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the) Chart of Accounts

GB-COA

A government's budget (or 'Chart of Accounts') often refers to government agencies, departments and ministries with stable codes. These can be reliably used in open data publications as identifiers. This org-id.guide entry is generated and maintained by Gov Org ID Finder [1] from Development Initiatives. Where available, Gov Org ID …

    Countries

  • GB

HM Revenue and Customs

GB-REV

Some UK charitable organisations are exempt or excepted from registering with the Charity Commission. This may be due to the nature of the organisation, it's historical status, or income threshold. However, these organisations can register for tax purposes with HM Revenue and Customs, and receive a registration number. This may …

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  • GB

GOV.UK - UK Government Departments, Agencies & Public Bodies

GB-GOVUK

This list is deprecated in favour of GB-GOR, the Government Organisation Registry which assigns a unique code to each agency with a page at www.gov.uk. To construct a legacy GB-GOVUK identifier, use the final segment of the url of a body at http://www.gov.uk (below /organisations) as the "registration number", converting …

    Countries

  • GB

Community amateur sports clubs (CASCs) registered with HMRC

GB-CASC

This is the list of Community amateur sports clubs (CASCs) registered with HMRC, and as listed at HMRC [1], which has been enhanced with unique identifiers. [1]: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/community-amateur-sports-clubs-casc-registered-with-hmrc--2

    Countries

  • GB

Supplier Registration Service, Crown Commercial Service, UK

GB-SRS

The UK Government Supplier Registration Service (SRS) is used by both buyers and suppliers to log in to procurement-related systems. The system assigns an identifier to each registered organisation, and may record details of other identifiers for the organisation, such as a DUNS number. Crown Commercial Service (part of the …

    Countries

  • GB

Local Authorities for England Register

GB-LAE

The Local Authorities for England Register has been developed with the UK Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), and contains identifiers for 350+ local authorities. It also includes the 'local authority type' (e.g. Unitary Authority, London Borough) for each. It uses the second portion of [ISO_3166-2](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-2:GB) codes where these …

    Countries

  • GB

Registered Social Housing Providers (England)

GB-SHPE

A statutory register of not-for-profit (housing associations), for-profit private, and local authority social housing providers, who are registered to operate in England. The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA)[1] is the regulator for social housing providers in England and maintains the list. Fields indicate the designation of the social housing provider …

    Countries

  • GB

Principal Local Authority Register for Wales

GB-PLA

The Principal Local Authority Register has been developed with the Welsh Government and Government Digital Service (GDS), and contains identifiers for 22 county and county borough councils. The register may not cover all local authorities as it focuses on bodies providing mainstream local government services. It uses the second portion …

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  • GB

Scottish Local Authority Register

GB-LAS

The Local Authority SCT Register has been developed with the Scottish Government and Government Digital Service (GDS), and contains identifiers for 32 local authorities. It uses the second portion of [ISO_3166-2](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-2:GB) codes and includes all codes listed for Scotland (SCT).

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  • GB

Register of Schools (England and Wales)

GB-EDU

Schools and Colleges in England must be registered with the Department of Education.[1] The Register of Schools is maintained by the Department of Education and provides a URN for each school, university and other educational establishment in England. The full Register of Schools in England is available at https://get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/Downloads. **The …

    Countries

  • GB

    Sectors

  • education

NUTS - European Union Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics

XR-NUTS

The European Union's Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) provides codes for territorial areas at a number of different levels. Where no primary identifiers for regional and local government entities are available, then NUTS level 2 and 3 codes, and Local Administrative Unit (LAU 1 and LAU 2 level) …

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  • HR
  • PT
  • AT
  • SK
  • NL
  • MT
  • ES
  • LT
  • GR
  • IE
  • EE
  • CY
  • CZ
  • FI
  • DE
  • LV
  • GB
  • SI
  • BG
  • SE
  • FR
  • HU
  • PL
  • LU
  • BE
  • IT
  • RO

Public Bodies - Open Knowledge Foundation

XI-PB

Public Bodies is an Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) project that aims to provide a unique ID for every part of every government. The main website is a portal for linking to profile pages for countries whose public bodies OKF has recorded. There are also links to directly download CSVs of …

    Countries

  • BR
  • CH
  • GR
  • US
  • DE
  • GB
  • NZ

Fall back identifier sources

The following lists provide a fall back option when no other identifier sources are available…

Example Data Prefix

XE-EXAMPLE

List code prefix reserved for use in example data which require a valid org-id.guide prefix (e.g. for use in data validator testing).

Basic Registry of Identified Global Entities

XI-BRIDGE

As of August 2020 the BRIDGE project has been shut down. It was led by four nonprofit partners – GlobalGiving, TechSoup Global, GuideStar, and Foundation Center – BRIDGE assigned a unique identification number, known as a BRIDGE number, to individual social sector entities around the world. Each 10-digit BRIDGE number …

OECD Development Assistance Committee

XM-DAC

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) maintain a list of organisations whom are involved in the transfer of 'Official Development Assistance' (ODA) financial flows. This list provides a useful fall-back source of identification for government agencies and multilateral organisations involved in aid, and in …

International Aid Transparency Initiative Organisation Identifier

XI-IATI

XI-IATI is a list of organisation identifiers that is maintained by the IATI Secretariat. Any publisher may apply to the IATI Technical Team for an identifier to be generated. "If a bona fide organisation is not registered with any recognised or appropriate registration agency (http://iatistandard.org/202/codelists/OrganisationRegistrationAgency/) they should contact the IATI …

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Humanitarian Programme Cycle Identifiers

XM-OCHA

OCHA (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA assigns it's own organisation identifiers to parties involved in funding or delivery of humanitarian work, which are used in UN …

    Sectors

  • humanitarian_relief

Global Research Identifiers Database

XI-GRID

The Global Research Identifiers Database collects information on research institutions and assigns them a unique identifier. It draws on information from funding datasets, and claims over 90% coverage of institutions. It records information on the nature of the research organisation, covering companies, education establishments, healthcare, non-profits, government and other entity …

    Sectors

  • education
  • research