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13 FEB 2024

Collaborative session notes

Group(s) submitting the application: 


Meeting objectives: 

There is a clear need in the research data community to develop a common understanding of the key principles of reliable PID systems, and to drive common standards. The PID Interest Group aims to bring together all those interested in Persistent Identifiers and to provide updates on trends, PID projects, community initiatives and RDA Working Groups.

For VP22 we want to cover as wide a scope as possible in the available time and to stimulate lively discussion online.

Meeting agenda: 

Poetry slams are often loud and lively, with plenty of audience participation, cheering and dramatic delivery. We’re hoping that our PID SLAM will evoke the same excitement in our audience of PID lovers.

The meeting will return to the 5-10 minute lightening talk format we last used in P16 and P17 with the aim of covering as many PID-related topics as we can while leaving plenty of room for questions and comments. We believe this format is especially suited to virtual sessions.

Target Audience: 

The target audience covers a wide cross-section of the RDA community. Indeed, anyone who is engaged in producing, storing, management and preservation of data should care about PIDs. In practice, this meeting will appeal most to organisations that provide PID services to the international research community and organisations that implement or otherwise use PIDs

Group chair serving as contact person: 

Jonathan Clark

Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

The PID IG is the cross-pollination place for PID initiatives within and beyond RDA.

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 synchronise identifier-related efforts, address important and emerging PID-related topics and coordinate activities, including appropriate RDA Working Groups, to support practical solutions for PID-related issues from the engaged communities.

The PID IG fosters working groups to address specific topics, and in particular to address and define emerging PID use cases in the domain of data, and how the research community would benefit from a portfolio of global open identifiers for persons, data objects, organizations, grants, etc. Where applicable the PID-IG collaborates with existing RDA working groups, or it establishes new working groups based on priority areas as identified at RDA plenaries.

Short Group Status: 

The PID IG is well established as the place to come at RDA to learn about PID initiatives within and beyond RDA. Meetings are always very well attended, espcially the virtual ones. 

Type of Meeting: 

Informative meeting

Avoid conflict with the following group (1): 

National PID Strategies Interest Group

Avoid conflict with the following group (2): 

Working with PIDs in Tools IG

Meeting presenters: 

Jonathan Clark, Todd Carpenter, John Chodacki, Wouter Addink, Josh Brown, Helena Cousin, Matt Buys, Larry Lannom, Rory Macneil, Natasha Simons

Contact for group (email):

Please indicate at least (3) three breakout slots that would suit your meeting.: 

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


Please indicate a minimum of (3) three breakout slot (s) that would suit your repeat session in a different time zone: