HMC FAIR Friday with Britta Dreyer



Speaker: Britta Dreyer

Title: Persistent identifiers - a fundamental infrastructure of today's research

Date: Friday, 17 February 2023, 13:00 CET

Persistent identifiers (PIDs) are indispensable to modern research because they ensure the discoverability, identifiability, and traceability of scientific results. If fully adopted, PIDs describe every object, entity and activity throughout the research lifecycle. PIDs contribute to the integrity of scientific communication and also to its reproducibility. The application of the FAIR principles as guidelines for the implementation of open science relies on PIDs and their standardized metadata.

While the persistent identification of entities e.g., researchers, organizations, research funders is important for the discoverability, verifiability, and quality control of research outputs and their attribution, the associated metadata, describing the entities offers numerous additional values: the integration and linking of research objects via their metadata are making the PID graph a reality, showing at a glance all individuals and organizations involved in the research process, research outputs as data, software, samples and processes e.g. funding, project events – presenting a 360° view of linked open science.

To stimulate and support interdisciplinary exchange, the Helmholtz Metadata Collaboration (HMC) in close cooperation with the Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy (HIDA) is organizing the HMC FAIR Friday lecture series. It is aimed at experienced actors in research data management as well as scientists from all research fields of the Helmholtz Association and beyond.

HMC FAIR Friday features talks by high-ranking national and international speakers to bring all participants (even) closer to the world of FAIR data, deepen individual aspects and stimulate discussions.