PIDs of the world unite!

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21 Jan 2021
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Meeting objectives: 

A recent study by the FREYA project showed we need to more to be inclusive and encourage wider participation in the discussion on Persistent Identifiers. At this Plenary, we want reflect a more global perspective, encouraging speakers and projects we have not heard from before.

As always the main objective is to share the latest information on PID initiatives.

The format will be the same lightening talk format that was used at P16. It worked well virtually and stimulated lively presentations and good interactions.

Meeting agenda: 

Collaborativee session notes (main session): 

Collaborativee session note (repeat session):


Introduction to PID IG for newcomers (Jonathan Clark)

Introduction to the meeting  - why we need to be more inclusive (Jonathan Clark)


Establishing a national PID Policy in the UK Christopher Brown)

Cobaltmetrics: URI transmutation! (Luc Boruta)

ORCID: Focus on Asia (Estelle Chang)

PID for Instruments (Markus Stocker)

PID Federation / Alliance Update (to be decided)

PIDs: The view from Japan (Ritsuko Nakajima)

Discussion: What is working? What less so?  How can we encourage wider participation beyond the usual suspects?

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

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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 synchronize 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 has become well established as the place to come at RDA to learn about PID initiatives within and beyond RDA. Meetings are always very well attended.

Type of Meeting: 
Informative meeting
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