Country coverage

OrgReg covers all 28 European Union member states, EEA-EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland), as well as candidate countries (FYRM, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey).


Organizational coverage

OrgReg covers organizations that are not exclusively market-oriented, corresponding to the government, higher education and private non profit organizations in the Frascati manual. Private (market-oriented) organizations will be covered in the parallel firms register (FirmReg).

More precisely, the following types of organizations are covered:


  • Higher Education Institutions (HEI)


  • Public Research Organizations (PRO)


  • Research Hospitals (RH)


  • Public Administration Research Units (PA)


  • Private Non-Profit research Organizations (PNP)


Coverage is focused on those organizations displaying some level of research and educational output, as measured by tertiary education degrees, publications and European Framework Programme projects.


Time coverage

OrgReg covers the period from 2000 to 2016, meaning that all public-sector entities that existed within this period of time are included, covering also all the related demographic events.


Variables and indicators

For each entity included in the register, OrgReg provides the following information:


  • An unambiguous and stable (over time) identifier for the entity (ID)


  • Demographic information, including foundation and closure year and a tracking of demographic events (for example mergers between entities).


  • The legal and the English name of the entity and its changes over time


  • A set of characteristics of the entities, including the website, country of establishment, the entity type and level (group, organization, component). These characteristics can change over time


  • A set of geographical locations for the entity, including postcode, city name, geographical coordinates and NUTS 3-level codes. At least the location of the main seat will be included, but the register is set in principle to cover also other locations (for example multi-location campuses)