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DGIT and the UCLA Library have come together to discuss reproducibility, data management and publishing strategies for biomedical researchers.

This month’s topic is: People, Places, and Things: Persistent Identifiers in the Research Publication Landscape


Persistent identifiers are used to uniquely represent, provide long-term access to, and connect various components of the research ecosystem. You may have heard of some of these identifiers already, such as ORCIDs and DOIs. These PIDs, as they are known, identify entities including research contributors, outputs, organizations and facilities, instruments and materials, publishers and repositories, and funders and awards. These identifiers facilitate disambiguation, enable discovery and tracking of research, and establish connections that help us to understand the contexts and relationships in which research is being produced and consumed. This session will provide an overview of the most common types of persistent identifiers that you may encounter and discuss how you might use them in your work.