ANDS Guide to Persistent Identifiers: Awareness Level

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A persistent identifier (PID) is a long-lasting reference to a resource. That resource might be a publication, dataset or person. Equally it could be a scientific sample, funding body, set of geographical coordinates, unpublished report or piece of software. Whatever it is, the primary purpose of the PID is to provide the information required to reliably identify, verify and locate it. A PID may be connected to a set of metadata describing an item rather than to the item itself.
The contents of this page are:
 What is a persistent identifier?
Why do we need persistent identifiers?
How do persistent identifiers work?
What needs to be done, by whom?

Other ANDS Guides are available at the working level and expert level from this page.

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Data discovery and identification - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Data management
Persistent Identifiers (PID)
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Professional Development - increasing knowledge and capabilities related to managing the data produced, used or re-used, curated and/or archived.
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