Perfecting and Propagating the Power of PIDs in Research

Mr Melroy Almeida1, Ms Natasha Simons2, Dr Adrian Burton3

1Australian Access Federation (AAF), Brisbane, Australia
2Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC), Brisbane, Australia
3Australian Research Data Commons, Brisbane, Australia

Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) such as ORCIDs and DOIs are critical to enabling FAIR research data and outputs as they provide global methods to uniquely identify and connect entities in the research system (e.g. researchers, funders, organisations, articles, datasets, software, and samples). By linking these entities and enabling research provenance and attribution, PIDs lay the foundation for improved tracking of research impact. By precisely identifying the inputs and outputs of research, PIDs contribute to research integrity. By linking scientific concepts across systems, PIDs enable research innovation and efficiency. So how can we perfect and propagate the power of PIDs in Research?

Join this BoF to participate in a lively discussion about the power of PIDs including questions such as: What PIDs are useful in research and how can you access these? What is the value of PIDs and how can the value proposition be improved? What are the biggest challenges in the adoption of PIDs? What are recent developments in PID services locally and internationally? What might the future of PIDs look like?

This BoF will be of interest to those implementing, maintaining and supporting PID services including repository managers, software developers and librarians. Participants should come along prepared to exchange knowledge, share experiences and contribute to discussions about optimising the ‘power of PIDs’.


Melroy Almeida is Technical Support Analyst (ORCID) at the Australian Access Federation (AAF).

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