Rioxx has been developed for institutional repositories to share metadata about the scholarly resources they contain. Originally designed to meet the reporting requirements of Research Councils UK (RCUK), Rioxx has also proven to be generally useful as a standard for sharing metadata between repositories and network services such as large-scale metadata aggregators (e.g. Core).

Rioxx focuses on applying consistency to the metadata fields used for identifiers of scholarly outputs, people and organisations, research funders and project/grants, and is designed to support the consistent tracking of open-access research publications across scholarly systems.

Rioxx is governed by the Rioxx Governance Group, appointed by UKCORR. This website was designed and is hosted by Paul Walk of Antleaf.


The RIOXX metadata application profile was originally developed in 2013 by Paul Walk (while at UKOLN and then EDINA) and by Sheridan Brown (Chygrove Ltd), working closely with RCUK who acted as sponsor and in collaboration with HEFCE who supported and endorsed this work. The initial development was funded and supported by the JISC.



  • Sheridan Brown, Chygrove Ltd
  • Nicola Dowson, The Open University
  • Michael Eadie, University of Glasgow
  • Beverley Jones, University of Sheffield
  • Petr Knoth, Knowledge Media institute, The Open University
  • Gerald Lawson, Natural Environment Research Council
  • George Macgregor, University of Glasgow
  • Agustina Martínez-García, University of Cambridge
  • Balviar Notay, JISC
  • Kate O'Neill, University of Sheffield
  • John Salter, Leeds University
  • Angus Taggart, University of Sheffield
  • Herbert Van de Sompel
  • Paul Walk, Antleaf Ltd.