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Wednesday, January 23


Transitioning an Identifier System to Persistence
It is easy to build an identifier system, a huge challenge to achieve broad adoption, and even more challenging to ensure it will persist. We will discuss the benefits and challenges of transitioning an existing PID system to a mature, sustainable organization and service using the example of the IGSN, a PID for physical samples, originally built within the Geoscience community. The IGSN has seen a rapid increase in adoption, including outside the Geosciences, but its current business model and technical architecture lack sustainability and scalability. The IGSN has started a major strategic planning effort funded by the Sloan Foundation to develop a mature organizational structure and technical architecture that is scalable, extensible to other domains. and ensures persistence. This session aims to bring together members from other PID community who are interested in sharing experiences and ideas about transitioning a PID system to persistence that could lead to more general guidelines.

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Kerstin Lehnert

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Kerstin Lehnert is Senior Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and Director of the NSF-funded data facility IEDA (Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance). Kerstin holds a Ph.D in Petrology from the University of Freiburg in Germany.Over... Read More →

Wednesday January 23, 2019 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Main Stage


PIDforum.org - a new global discussion platform about PIDs
Imagine a virtual meeting place for all PID aficionados, a place to discuss anything that has to do with PIDs, to announce events, to ask questions, to share ideas; a place to go when you just can't stop talking about PIDs and your colleague or your cat doesn't want to hear it anymore. Sound amazing? We think so too!

Imagine no more: we're excited to announce the launch of the PID Forum during PIDapalooza 2019. The PID Forum is open to everyone, although stemming from a Project FREYA discussion including partners such as DataCite, Crossref, and ORCID. We aim to make it THE global online discussion platform for all things PID-related in the research world. During this interactive session, we ask you, the community, for your involvement in starting up the PID Forum and making it a success. We will discuss what kind of topics and information you'd like to see on the forum, how to make the PID Forum as global and inclusive as possible, how to best engage the wider community and more.

Last but not least, if you sign up to the PID Forum during PIDapalooza you have a chance of winning a ticket for PIDapalooza 2020!

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Rachael Lammey

Head of Community Outreach, Crossref
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Maaike de Jong

Project leader, Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS-KNAW)
Maaike de Jong develops and manages international projects on research data infrastructures and open science at DANS. She currently leads the engagement work package of FREYA, an EU project on persistent identifiers. She has a background in biological sciences and continues her involvement... Read More →

Helena Cousijn

Director of Community Engagement & Communications, DataCite

Ginny Hendricks

Director of Member and Community Outreach, Crossref

Wednesday January 23, 2019 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Stage 1


Community Meets Technology - National Level Identifier Services in Australia
As part of the strategy for "joined up" research in Australia, identifier services are included in the national research infrastructure. Service providers such as the Australian Research Data Commons (which includes the Australian National Data Service) and the Australian Access Federation raise awareness of and promote the benefits of connecting research through the use of persistent identifiers. We also provide tools, infrastructure or access to a number of identifier systems such as ORCID, Handle, DOI, IGSN, PURL, and RAID.

How do we engage institutions in adopting PIDs? We have a skills program that includes a heavy dose of PIDagogy of course! In our program of events from workshops to webinars we teach and persuade our community to adopt and use PIDs and make the most of our services. And when organisations want to implement or integrate, there is dedicated support and consultancy to make it easy. And funders are getting on board too to try and make as coherent a system as possible.  Sometimes our strategies have worked well and other times we’ve had more of a challenge. Though not perfect by any means the "Australian model" represents a holistic approach embracing technology, people, policy, infrastructure, support, and strategy.


Adrian Burton

Director, Data Policy and Services, ARDC
Adrian Burton is Director of Services, Policy, Collections with the Australian Research Data Commons, and has many years experience building and supporting national data policy, infrastructure, and services. 
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Natasha Simons

Australian Research Data Commons
Natasha Simons is Associate Director, Skilled Workforce with the Australian Research Data Commons. She has many years experience building and supporting PIDs and PID services and is actively engaged in a wide range of PID infrastructure/initiatives such as Scholix, DataCite, IGSN... Read More →

Wednesday January 23, 2019 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Stage 2


Presenting... ORCID-Orama at PIDapalooza!
Open in name and practice, ORCID is all about increasing transparency and trust in research information. Come and hear about our 2019 roadmap projects -- and how you can get involved! In a mix of formats -- demos, polls, stories, discussion, dance, inspired chaos -- ORCID staff will engage session participants in an exploration of our 2019, "The Year of the Researcher," projects:  

Person citations - inspiring person-centric information management
Academia and beyond - broadening community use of PIDs
Ongoing ORBIT - expanding funder contributions to the PIDscape
Assertion assurance - enabling trust through transparency
Improving the user experience - keeping the researcher firmly in control
ORCID as a personal database -  making research information open and reusable

Featuring ORCID staff Laure Haak (Executive Director), Josh Brown (Director of Partnerships), Matthew Buys (Director of Engagement), Alice Meadows (Director of Communications), Will Simpson (Director of Technology) - and more!

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Josh Brown

Director, Partnerships, ORCID
 Josh works with stakeholders, with a focus on research funders and our partners, to support understanding and engagement, and promote adoption of ORCID.  He directs the operations of ORCID EU, leading the ORCID contribution to the THOR Project.  He was previously the ORCID Regional... Read More →
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Matthew Buys

Director of Engagement, ORCID Inc.
 Matthew is responsible for driving ORCID sustainability through community engagement, membership, integration, and user adoption efforts following best practice. The engagement team supports our user and member communities to build ORCID as an international-scale research effort... Read More →

Tom Demeranville

Product Director, ORCID
Tom ensures our technology is responsive to our community and aligned with our mission. He collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to identify innovation opportunities and manage ORCID’s technical roadmap. Tom most recently served as ORCID’s Technology Advocate, focusing... Read More →
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Laure Haak

Executive Director, ORCID
I care about effective infrastructures for supporting open research, scholarship, and innovation. Talk to me about persistent identifiers, researcher involvement in managing their own information, ensuring credit for a wide range of contributions, and privacy. Or the Packers... Read More →
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Alice Meadows

Director, Communications, ORCID
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Eric Olson

Engagement Lead, North America., ORCID
Eric supports ORCID members as they develop new and existing integrations and workflows. Before joining ORCID, Eric worked on the PressForward publishing software at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, where he recruited and trained research organizations to utilize... Read More →

Will Simpson

Director, Technology, ORCID, Inc
Will is responsible for ORCID’s technical strategy, infrastructure, and scalability, and manages the technology team. WIll was a software consultant on the pre-launch team, joined the ORCID technology team after launch, and served as tech lead before his current role. Previously... Read More →
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Ivo Wijnbergen

Manager, EMEA Engagement, ORCID
Ask me about authenticating iD's, using ORCID as a sign-in, integrating with our API, and generally anything relating to making research more transparent and trustworthy.

Wednesday January 23, 2019 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Main Stage
Thursday, January 24


What's that DOI? How Crossref Event Data identifies DOIs on the web
Event Data tracks how people discuss research on the web. We find links in Blogs, News aritlces, Tweets, Wikipedia and more. We're tracking content that has DOIs, and of course we use DOIs to identify the content so the content can be uniquely identified. But most people don't use them when referring to content. To do this we use a blend of methods. We try to balance a fiddly process with openness, transparent data that people can understand. This talk follows on from the research I presented at PIDapalooza in 2016, describing how this process works and how you could use it yourself.

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Joe Wass

Joe is a Principal R&D Engineer at Crossref. He spends most of his time building Event Data, open infrastructure for tracking and sharing non-traditional scholarly links. 

Thursday January 24, 2019 10:45am - 11:10am
Main Stage


Enabling FAIRness with PIDs
Research advances now and into the future depend on data, software and data products being open, accessible and reusable.  While complete success resides in this occurring across the research landscape, every domain has approached this problem and related opportunities in different ways.  With critical importance placed on discoverable and usable data, the Earth and space sciences are developing community approaches to cultivating a culture that values data sustainability.

The American Geophysical Union, with support from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, convened the Enabling FAIR Data project in late 2017 to develop standards that will connect researchers, publishers, and data repositories in the Earth and space sciences to enable FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) data on a large scale.  Crucially, this effort gathered participants from across the Earth and space science landscape; researchers, repositories, publishers, funders, and infrastructure.  A number of agreed-upon best practices have emerged and often revolve around persistent identifiers; metadata and identifier standards; data services; common taxonomies; landing pages at repositories to expose the metadata and standard repository information; standard data citation; and standard integration into editorial peer review workflows.

A second project has been proposed that would pair transdisciplinary science-synthesis teams with a data science teams from five nations, allowing for assessment of data linkages including examining repositories, journals, and other infrastructure that allows data citation and attribution to assess the extent that data and PIDs are FAIR and when reused, that scientists receive the proper attribution and credit. Overall this work will provide a broad landscape of practices, identify where improvements are needed and can be most efficiently implemented and can provide the most benefit.

This talk will provide an overview of the project(s) outcomes to date, including the significant support for PID adoption and integration throughout the community.  It will also present several calls to action for participants, seeking to enable other communities to convene similar efforts and PID enthusiasm. 

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Eric Olson

Engagement Lead, North America., ORCID
Eric supports ORCID members as they develop new and existing integrations and workflows. Before joining ORCID, Eric worked on the PressForward publishing software at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, where he recruited and trained research organizations to utilize... Read More →

Shelley Stall

American Geophysical Union

Thursday January 24, 2019 11:45am - 12:10pm
Stage 2


Why prizes and their citations deserve a persistent identifier of their own
Prizes are important indicators of esteem in research, and they deserve a persistent primary record of their own.  

 * Award citation information is needed throughout the sector, all the time

To name a few examples, institutions aggregate prizes from their alumni over time to build a story about the minds they have educated, and how welcoming their research environment is to support creativity. Prizes are built into university rankings and accreditation processes.  To tell these stories easily, award citation information needs to be easily available.

* Award citations should be richly described records

An award citation is more than just a date, award, and link to a person and awarding body. A citation links to the research that it acknowledges. Upon acceptance award, often an occasional speech is recorded. The best way to capture award citations in all of the richness they deserve is to establish normative metadata practices based around the minting of a persistent identifier.

* Award citations are the historical signposts through which society understands research progress. These signposts deserve a permanent digital record.

* Creating transparency around on prizes can help improve research culture

At their best, prizes recognise a diversity of research achievement in society from literature to physics and everything in between. It has also been observed that prizes are being awarded to a concentrated set of elite researchers. By making prize awardee information more discoverable, more informed decisions about what prizes to award, and who to award them to can be made.

*The flow of prize information through the research systems is currently significantly hampered. It needs fixing.

Wikidata is perhaps the best secondary source of prize information.  Consider how it gets there. What information does it loose along the way?  A significant amount work could be reduced by building information flows around the authority that persistent records provide.

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Simon Porter

VP Academic Relationships and Knowledge Architecture, Digital Science
Simon Porter is the Director of Innovation at Digital Science. Three years ago, Simon came to Digital Science from the University of Melbourne, where he worked for 15 years in roles spanning the Library, Research Administration, and Information Technology. Beginning from a core strength... Read More →

Thursday January 24, 2019 3:00pm - 3:55pm
Stage 1