PID Network Germany
On March 01, 2023 the project "PID Network Deutschland – Network for fostering persistent identifiers in science and culture", funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and scheduled to run for 36 months, will start its work. The aim of the project is to establish a network of already existing and currently forming actors around the persistent identification of persons, organizations, publications, resources, and infrastructures in the field of digital communication in science and culture. The project aims to optimize the dissemination and networking of PID systems in Germany, and also to embed them into international infrastructures, such as knowledge graphs. The project’s findings will result in recommendations in a national PID roadmap for Germany. The project is thus ideally embedded in already existing efforts to promote persistent identifiers.
National and international organizations and associations such as DFG, Coalition S, EOSC, NFDI, and RDA are important actors in this context. In addition, the project takes the community building, knowledge transfer, and technical optimization activities that were successfully established under the ORCID DE project (as reported in December 2022), to a new level. The project proposal (only in German) provides further insight into the goals of the project.
Project partner institutions of PID Network Germany are DataCite, the German National Library, the Helmholtz Open Science Office, Bielefeld University Library, and the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB).