A persistent identifier (such as DOIs, PubMed IDs, ISSN/ ISBNs, ORCIDs, GRID IDs, etc.) is a globally unique identifier that is permanently assigned to a resource.
Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) are an important component of Open Science and FAIR data practices. PIDs ensure that research outputs are findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable.
Benefits of Persistent identifiers
- They are required by publishers, research funders, and universities,
- They increase the discoverability and the accessibility of research outputs and researchers,
- They enable sharing and reuse,
- They facilitate the opportunity for system integrations and interoperability.
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