How identifiers can help you in Open Science

Organisers & Speakers: Frances Madden - The British Library, Helena Cousijn - DataCite, Paolo Manghi - ISTI-CNR, Jessica Parland-von Essen - CSC, Ivo Wijnbergen
Duration: 2 hrs
Room: Miragaia Hall

In this workshop you will explore the identifier landscape and we hope that afterwards you will engage others to use and benefit from persistent identifiers (PIDs). Persistent identifiers are at the heart of the FAIR principles and are becoming increasingly important in all research workflows.

Workshop abstract

You are probably familiar with persistent identifiers like the DOI (digital object identifier) for publications and datasets. But do you know how they can make a researcher’s life easier? In this workshop you will explore the identifier landscape and we hope that afterwards you will engage others to use and benefit from persistent identifiers (PIDs). Persistent identifiers are at the heart of the FAIR principles and are becoming increasingly important in all research workflows.
The organising European projects OpenAIRE, FREYA and FAIRsFAIR are all involved in strengthening the role that PIDs can play in linking researchers, research outputs, and research information. This is essential for open science, and as such PIDs are an instrument in good research practice. In this workshop you’ll hear about:

  • Different types of PIDs such as DOIs, ORCID iDs and some emerging identifiers
  • So-called research graphs, which make connections between research objects easy to understand, find and track; and why they aren’t perfect yet…
  • The (new) questions PIDs and PID graphs allow you to answer
  • How you can develop a PID policy for your institution
  • Where to find information and training materials about PIDs
  • As it is a workshop, we’ll move quickly from presentations to action. The attendees will discuss concrete benefits of PIDs for their community or organisation and start to design/draft an approach for how to promote PIDs. That means you’ll go home with a concrete action plan.

target audience

Research data management trainers, research support staff, librarians, policy makers.

Agenda

  • Introductory Presentations |40 mins
    • A PID for everything & why would you use them? | Helena Cousijn, Ivo Wijnbergen
    • Research Graphs: Getting the best out of PIDs | Paolo Manghi
    • Creating a PID policy and good practices | Jessica Parland-von Essen
    • Information and training materials from the projects | Frances Madden
  • Drafting an approach on how to (further) promote PIDs in your organisation |35 mins
    Hands on exercise. Part of the exercise will involve identifying the 3 most impactful steps you can take in your organization.
  • How to design messages for your communities | 30 mins
    An exercise identifying common objections to PIDs and solutions of how to address them.
  • Action Plan: Three things you will do after this workshop | 10 mins
  • Closing | 5 mins

Please bring a device with you as it will be required for some elements of the workshop.

Speakers

When

17 th September, 14:00

See full programme here.

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