ANDS Guides to Persistent Identifiers: Working Level

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This module is to familiarize researchers and administrators with persistent identifiers as they apply to research. It gives an overview of the various issues involved with ensuring identifiers provide ongoing access to research products. The issues are both technical and policy; this module focuses on policy issues. 
This guide goes through the same issues as the ANDS guide Persistent identifiers: awareness level, but in more detail. The introductory module is not a prerequisite for this module.
The contents of this page are:
Why persistent identifiers?
What is an Identifier?
Data and Identifier life cycles
What is Identifier Resolution?

Other ANDS Guides on this topic at the awareness level and expert level can be found from this page.

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Data citation
Data discovery and identification - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Data management
Data policy
Persistent Identifiers (PID)
PID data architecture
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National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)
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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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Data manager
Data professional
Early-career research scientist
Graduate student
Mid-career research scientist
Research scientist
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FAIR Data Principles
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