IG PID - RDA 11th Plenary meeting

Meeting title

Persistent IDentifiers: All About Interoperability

Collaborative session notes:


Short introduction describing the scope of the group and if any previous activities

The pervasive use of persistent identifiers is seen as a foundational element in anchoring and referencing research data in an interoperable way. The purpose of the Persistent Identifier Interest Group is to synchronize identifier-related efforts, address important and emerging PID-related topics and coordinate activities, including appropriate RDA Working Groups, to practically solve PID-related issues from the engaged communities. The PID IG has fostered working groups to address and define emerging PID use cases in the domain of data, global open identifiers for persons, data objects, organizations, grants, etc.

Additional links to informative material related to the group

Group page: https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/pid-interest-group.html
Group documents: https://www.rd-alliance.org/filedepot/folder/132?fid=359
Group email: rda-pid-ig@rda-groups.org

Meeting objectives

1) To bring together all those interested in Persistent Identifiers. This is important to help develop a common understanding and to drive common standards that will benefit the entire RDA community.
2) To provide updates on PID projects, initiatives and Working Groups

Meeting agenda

  1. Review of PID-IG charter. Jonathan Clark, Laure Haak, and Adrian Burton. Are we meeting the needs and expectations of participants in the Interest Group? Are we forward thinking enough in our scope? What new developments in PIDs should we be covering?
  2. Organization ID update. Laure Haak. Review of the work of the organization ID working group and establishment of governance body and host for open registry.
  3. Grant DOI update. Geoffrey Bilder. Overview of Crossref’s work with their Funder Advisory Group on standard persistent identifier for grants.
  4. The FREYA project: Connected Open Identifiers for Discovery, Access and Use of Research Resources. Maaike Jong. FREYA is a new Horizon2020 project, building on the successes of the preceding THOR project. The goal of FREYA is to iteratively extend a robust environment for Persistent Identifiers into a core component of European and global research e-infrastructures. A key aim of the project is setting up the PID Forum, a community establishing a continuing dialogue with key stakeholders and communication for the co-design of existing and new PID types and services. The PID Forum will be strongly linked to the RDA and the FREYA team looks forward to engaging with RDA activities in the area of Persistent Identifiers
  5. ORCID update: User Facilities, Affiliations, and ORBIT. Laure Haak and Josh Brown.
  6. RDA WG Updates:
    1. Instrument IDs: Markus Stocker
    2. Scholix/FAIR: Wouter Haak and Fiona Murphy
    3. Data Fabric WG/PID Report: Tobias Wiegel
  7. Interoperability: Resolving selected URN namespaces through the handle resolution mechanism. Larry Lannom and Juha Hakala. A recent project to resolve Canonical Text Services (CTS) URNs through the Handle System using the proxy server and template approach could be generalised to provide a resolution service for any URN namespace. This is a follow up to a presentation at an October 2017 RDA workshop in Zagreb

Target audience:

Since the main goal of this Interest Group is to drive interoperability, the target audience covers a wide cross-section of the RDA community. Indeed, anyone who is engaged in producing, storing, management and preservation of data should care about PIDs. In practice, this meeting will appeal most to organisations that provide PID services to the international research community and organisations that implement or otherwise use PIDs

Group chair serving as contact person:  Jonathan Clark

Type of meeting: Working meeting

Group maturity: more than 18 months