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Bridging Platforms and Practices: Bringing more tools together using PIDs

12 FEB 2024

Collaborative session notes

Group(s) submitting the application: 

Working with PIDs in Tools IG

Meeting objectives: 

The Working with PIDs in Tools IG facilitates exchanges among research supporting platforms and tools that are interested in improving interoperability within the scholarly ecosystem through the integration of PIDs and metadata creation and reuse. 

Following the format of the previous PIDs in Tools IG meetings, we will host a community session to share recent cases of PID implementation, discuss the challenges faced in their adoption, and explore opportunities for their broader integration.

We have invited speakers from GFZ Potsdam, ARDC, UC Boulder, and DataCite to present recent developments in their respective work around the implementation of PIDINST, RAiD, DOI, and RRID through various initiatives and projects. 

A significant portion of the session will be dedicated to a question-and-answer period, allowing for an in-depth discussion on PID-related topics.

Meeting agenda: 

Welcome and introduction – 5 min

Presentation 1 – PIDINST at Potsdam GFZ – 12 min

Presentation 2 – Support for IGSN sand PIDINST in RSpace – 12 min

Presentation 3- RAiD implementation  – 12 min

Presentation 4 – CU Boulder Open Science Project – 12 min

Presentation 45- DataCite / CEDAR integration – Registering DOIs for metadata artefacts – 12 min

Moderated discussion – 25 min

Target Audience: 

Research infrastructure organizations, research tool and platform provider,s researchers, data steward and researach data managers at research institutes

Group chair serving as contact person: 

Rory Macneil

Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

Lack of interoperability between tools/e-infrastructures presents a significant barrier to streamlining processes throughout the research lifecycle. These gaps prevent the comprehensive collection and incorporation of research data and metadata into the research record captured during the active research phase. Furthermore, it limits the scope for passing this data and metadata on to data repositories, thus undermining FAIR data principles and reproducibility. This IG is:

A place to address interoperability between tools/e-infrastructures, leveraging PID and metadata infrastructure.

A platform for research-supporting service providers and PID/open infrastructure organizations to outline use cases, explore challenges, and pool resources to provide reference and guidance to chart ways forward.

A forum for dissecting the interoperability challenges through discussion of concrete case studies involving application of PIDS to tools in multiple communities of practice.

Short Group Status: 

The group is active and continually engaging in the RDA community through attendance of the plenaries, as well as on-going collaboration and dialogsbetween plenaries.  We collaborate closely with the National PID Strategies IG

Type of Meeting: 

Working meeting

Additional links to informative material: 

Plankytė, V., Macneil, R., & Chen, X. (2023). Guiding principles for implementing persistent identification and metadata features on research tools to boost interoperability of research data and support sample management workflows. Zenodo.

Borup, N., Cao, Y., Chen, X., O’Connor, M., Cousijn, H., Jagerhorn, M., Musen, M., Praetzellis, M., Riley, B., Scherle, R., Ross, S., Stathis, K., & Simons, N. (2023). Implementing FAIR Workflows D2.4 Persistent Identifiers in Action: System Integrations Supporting FAIR Workflows. Zenodo. 

Avoid conflict with the following group (1): 

National PID Strategies Interest Group

Avoid conflict with the following group (2): 


Meeting presenters: 

Kirsten Elger, Potsdam GFZ; Xiaoli Chen, DataCite; Vaida Plankyte, Research Space; Shawn Ross or other RAID team member; Matthew Mayernik, NCAR/UCAR

Are you willing to host a second, repeat, session at a different time zone?: