Persistent identifiers (PIDs) play a key role in the FAIR (re)use of research data and are not without reason mentioned explicitly in the FAIR principles: F1. (Meta)data are assigned a globally unique and persistent identifier. Research data should be Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable but first we have to be able to Find it. Globally unique and persistent identifiers are essential to remove ambiguity in the meaning of published data and provide machine-readable metadata. However, PIDs are not only assigned to data sets and publications but are relevant to all aspects of the research life cycle including researchers, grants and organisations. In this webinar, we will discuss the use of PIDs for researchers on a practical level and mainly focus on the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID ID), and the registration of Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for data sets and other publications. We will further examine the importance of PIDs for researchers and the (international) research infrastructure by taking a closer look at the digitisation project RIS Synergy. RIS Synergy creates the sustainable foundation for digitising the Austrian research landscape: 15 partner institutions develop open interfaces for access and exchange between the systems of funding organisations, research institutions and the public administration.
- Data Stewards
- Research Support Staff