Aligning and coordinating national PID strategies

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06 Aug 2021
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Meeting objectives: 
  • Fleshing out the WG’s case statement and planning activities to achieve its core objectives

  • Hear about the cost-benefit analysis work conducted for Jisc by MoreBrains and how others can use the model and examples to adapt for their own country level or at an institutional level.

  • Hear the latest news on the progress of national PID strategies from a number of countries.

Meeting agenda: 

Collaborative session notes:


  • Chair’s welcome and introductions

  • From BoF to WG (aims and objectives of the WG)

  • National PID strategies: priorities, commonalities, divergence

  • Progress updates since the RDA Plenary 17 BoF from the following countries: 

    • Australia

    • Canada

    • Finland

    • Netherlands

    • United Kingdom

    • Peru/Brazil

  • Discussion and Q&A

Summaries from each country’s national PID strategy were presented at the RDA Plenary 17 National PID Strategies BoF. Progress updates, where applicable, will be provided in this session.

Target Audience: 

Researchers, PID providers, research information managers, publishers, policy makers, funders, service providers, and anyone with an interest in PID integration and adoption. This session will appeal to anyone who wants to find out about national PID strategies, the priority PIDs in the countries that set up this group, and the plans for encouraging adoption and integration of these PIDs to support open, responsible, and reproducible research, for example, as well as supporting research integrity and transparency.

Group chair serving as contact person: 
Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

At the RDA Plenary 17 a Birds of a Feather session examined six case studies of national PID strategies and frameworks, and looked at commonalities and divergences between them, and assessed the potential benefit of collaboration and alignment in the development and implementation of future national initiatives. 

The consensus from this BoF was that a National PID Strategies WG should be formed with the objective of mapping common activities across national agencies/efforts and report on the specific PIDs adopted in the context of national PID strategies.

Commonalities already exist across the example case studies, such as a national PID policy, a coordinating network/group developing roadmap and policies, similar PIDs being prioritised in national infrastructures and ORCID/DataCite consortia being common. These will form the basis for discussion within the WG and input from other countries will be sought.


The WG will enable coordination and community discussion to deliver the following:


  • mapping common activities across national agencies/efforts and a report on the specific PID adopted in the context of national PID strategies;

  • agreed PID categories and defined common metadata and standards for PIDs;

  • a minimal set of PIDs for international interoperability;

  • example ideas on governance and common workflows.


Having a WG looking at national PID strategies would provide an opportunity to promote international PID systems rather than isolated national systems, avoid replication of PID development, and exchange experience of national-level PID coordination and map needs.

Short Group Status: 

Case statement approval pending.

Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
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Meeting presenters: 
Christopher Brown, Josh Brown, Adrian Burton, Mark Leggott, Jessica Parland-von Essen, Natasha Simons, Clifford Tatum, Ana Heredia