PID Platform

Key Info
Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

The platform is designed to help people understand what persistent identifiers are, why they exist, what they're used for and how to use them. It's split into several sections, each aimed at different stakeholder groups.  The PID Platform was developed by Project THOR, THOR was a 30 month project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme. It aimed to establish seamless integration between articles, data, and researchers across the research lifecycle. The project created a wealth of open resources and fostered a sustainable international e-infrastructure. The result was reduced duplication, economies of scale, richer research services, and opportunities for innovation.  The work of the THOR project has been continued by the FREYA Project.  Find out more about the FREYA Project at: .

The PID platform is one product of THOR.  The best place to start is to choose one of the introductions to the stakeholder groups:
-Introduction for integrators at:
-Introduction for policy makers at:
-Introduction for publishers at:
-Introduction for researchers at:
-Introduction for librarians and repository managers at:

Other resources produced by THOR including webinar presentations, posters, etc., can be found from the Getting Started link.

Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Project THOR
License - link to legal statement specifying the copyright status of the learning resource: 
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International - CC BY 4.0
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
More info about
Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data analysis
Data citation
Data collection
Data integration
Data management
Data policy
Data publication
Data sharing
Data usage
Linked data
Persistent Identifiers (PID)
PID data architecture
Researcher engagement
Published / Broadcast: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Project THOR
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Collection - a group or set of items that comprise a single learning resource, e.g., a PDF version of a slide presentation, an audio file of the presentation and a textual representation of the oral transcription of the presentation.
Contributor Organization(s): 
European Commission
Funding and sponsorship
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management or data skills.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Course - series of units and lessons used to teach the skills and knowledge required by its curriculum.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Citizen scientist
Data manager
Data policymaker
Early-career research scientist
Funding organization
Graduate student
High school student
Mid-career research scientist
Repository manager
Research faculty
Research scientist
Undergraduate student
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
More than 1 hour (but less than 1 day)