DFG Project PID Network Germany to be launched!

Persistent identifiers in science and culture: making organisations, individuals and research resources uniquely identifiable

Which publications were published at which research institutions? Which data sets have been generated using which tools or software? Which professional societies organise which conferences? Persistent identifiers (PIDs) play a central role in answering these questions. They ensure that organisations, people and research resources are uniquely identifiable and that the link between these entities can be established just as uniquely.

On 1 March 2023, the project ”PID Network Deutschland – Network for the Support of Persistent Identifiers in Science and Culture”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for 36 months, will start with the participation of TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology. The aim of the project is to establish a network of already existing and currently forming actors around the persistent identification of individuals, organisations, publications, resources and infrastructures in the field of digital communication in science and culture.

Development of a PID roadmap for Germany

The aim is not only to optimise the dissemination and networking of PID systems in Germany, but also to embed them in international infrastructures such as knowledge graphs. The findings from the project will lead to recommendations for a national PID roadmap for Germany. The project is thus ideally embedded in efforts to promote persistent identifiers. National and international organisations and associations such as the DFG, Coalition S, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) and Resource Description and Access (RDA) are important players here.

In addition, the project continues the successful community-building, knowledge transfer and technical optimisation measures established in the ORCID-DE project and takes these to a new level.

The project partners of PID Network Germany are DataCite, the German National Library, the Helmholtz Open Science Office, Bielefeld University Library and the TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology.

If you have further questions about the project or would like to get in touch, please write to info.pidnetworklistserv.dfnde.

Further information on the PID Network