Persistent Identifiers for Research Facilities Workshop

On 22 October 2021, from 09:00 to 13:00 CEST, PaNOSC sister project ExPaNDS will organise a workshop reflecting on practices of the Persistent Identifiers (PIDs)* use in research facilities and on the opportunities to introduce better practices.

Presenters will give an update on the state-of-the-art and recent developments in the use of PIDs that are popular elsewhere but are not yet widely adopted by research facilities. The workshop aims to facilitate a productive discussion across facilities about the actual and desired levels of PIDs adoption across facilities research lifecycle, from the approval of experiments through data collection, analysis and towards the publishing of experimental results.

*PIDs: A Persistent Identifier (PID) is a globally unique, long-lasting reference to a person, organisation, or ‘thing’ in the research ecosystem.  ‘Things’ can be publications, samples, datasets, software, instruments – and many more!  PIDs help to disambiguate (e.g. between two researchers with the same name) and – importantly for FAIR – to enable the unambiguous linking between the different elements of the research ecosystem, such as researchers, publications, datasets, and organisations.  For a quick overview, see:

Preliminary programme

Time – CETTopicPresenter
09:00 – 09:15Welcome & the workshop goalsVasily Bunakov (UKRI STFC)
09:15 – 09:40PIDs and metadata: bringing rigor to the scholarly recordMatt Buys (DataCite)
09:40 – 10:05PIDs for samples in the PaN communityOonagh Mannix (HMC Matter / HZB)
10:05 – 10:20Coffee / comfort break 
10:20 – 10:45PIDs for facility instruments: JLSRF perspectiveNadja Kalinna or Torsten Bronger (Juelich)
10:45 – 11:10PIDs for instruments: B2INST perspectiveTibor Kalman (GWDG)
11:10 – 11:25Coffee / comfort break 
11:25 – 11:50ROR: unique identification for research organizationsMatt Buys (DataCite)
11:50 – 12:15PIDs use in facility proposals and in data publishingVasily Bunakov (UKRI STFC)
12:15 – 12:45“Round table” discussion and ideas for future communicationVasily Bunakov (UKRI STFC) & Rolf Krahl (HZB)
12:45 – 13:00Wrap-upVasily Bunakov (UKRI STFC) & Rolf Krahl (HZB)

Please note that the workshop will be recorded.