Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) and their infrastructures are of significant strategic importance to the increasingly digital reality of modern-day research. To better understand what is needed to build and exploit a well-functioning PID infrastructure for research, Knowledge Exchange(KE) is conducting an in-depth investigation on PIDs, with the aim of producing recommendations for those stakeholders involved.
A scoping document was written by experts of the Task & Finish Group for PIDs Risks &Trust and a call for bids on further investigations resulted in a team of consultants taking on the assignment ‘to identify the best possible strategic and operational paths to achieve a well-functioning PID infrastructure for KE member states and beyond.'
The role of Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) within modern-day research will be explored and analysed and recommendations identified, making use of the KE Open Scholarship Framework as well as the notions of Risk and Trust.
The study will include a literature review on the main characteristics of PIDs and an analysis of interviews with a variety of actors, ranging from PID Managers, Owners and Users to PID Authorities and Providers.
Our expected results from this work are increased understanding of the PID landscape, a set of use cases, and recommendations to improve the PID infrastructure.
The Task & Finish Group for PIDs Risk and Trust
The activity is led by KE representatives Frank Manista (Jisc) and Josefine Nordling (CSC). The Task & Finish Group for this activity consists of experts from across each of the six KE partner countries:
- Rene Belsø (Expert Lead), DeiC, Denmark
- Martin Matthiesen (Expert Co-lead), CSC, Finland
- Pascal Aventurier, IRD, France
- Nathalie Fargier, CNRS, France
- Gaëlle Béquet, ISSN, France
- Jessica Parland-von Essen, CSC, Finland
- Clifford Tatum, CWTS, Netherlands
- Laurents Sesink, Leiden University, Netherlands
- Gül Akcaova, SURF, Netherlands
- Stephanie Palek, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Germany
- Jürgen Kett, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Germany
- Britta Dreyer, Technische Informationsbibliothek, Germany
- Adam Vials Moore, Jisc, UK
- Hilda Muchando, Human Made / ALTIS, UK