The pervasive use of persistent identifiers is seen as a foundational element in anchoring and referencing research data in an interoperable way. The purpose of the Persistent Identifier Interest Group is to synchronize identifier-related efforts, address important and emerging PID-related topics and coordinate activities, including appropriate RDA Working Groups, to practically solve PID-related issues from the engaged communities.
The PID IG will foster working groups to address specific topics, and in particular to address and define emerging PID use cases in the domain of data, and whether the research community would benefit from a global open identifiers for persons, data objects, organizations, grants, etc. Where applicable the PID-IG will collaborate with existing RDA working groups, or it will establish new working groups based on priority areas as identified at RDA plenaries.
A full charter document can be found here.