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PIDs For Emerging Uses [clear filter]
Wednesday, January 23


Social Impact Needs PID to Run the World
The European Commission tendency towards evaluating the social impact of research of the new Horizon Europe Framework set a new way of doing research. By understanding social impact as those results that have improved and benefited society, we need indicators to measure it and evidence to corroborate it. Linking a PID to a social impact will definitively simplify social impact tracking and will provide, along with the Social Impact Open Repository (SIOR*), a new strategy to make research efficient in order to contribute to the improvement of the society.

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Joan Cabre

Researcher, SIOR. Social Impact Open Repository

Wednesday January 23, 2019 11:00am - 11:25am
Stage 1


I Know What You Did Last Autumn – Or: How to Choose the Right Conference?
Imagine a little horror story: You, a researcher, wake up one morning feeling old and tired and remembering an earlier, more ambitious version of yourself. What went wrong? You recall your first bad choice of a conference, a meeting you attended as a graduate student where nobody understood your research project; you remember all the time that you spent reviewing myriads of conference submissions without ever getting any credit for it; you remember how you lost more and more colleagues who just went away to attend a conference and never came back… because they chose a suitable one, met the right people there and ended up moving on to better places. And you ask yourself if you could have been spared all this misery if you had a tool that would have helped you identifying the conferences that were right for you. Our initiative aims to develop an interdisciplinary, open and reliable service for finding and publishing data on scientific conferences. Following the FAIR principles, one of its objectives is to assign persistent identifiers for conferences. It will also identify quality criteria for conferences and represent them in their environment: as part of a network of institutions, researchers, other conferences, proceedings etc. This will help not only to reduce ambiguity of conference titles but also to give researchers more acknowledgement for conference related work.


Stephanie Hagemann-Wilholt

Technische Informationsbibliothek

Wednesday January 23, 2019 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Stage 2


Openness Profile: mobilizing PIDs to increase visibility of open scholarship
Implementation of open scholarship is increasingly confronted by a misalignment between contemporary research evaluation protocols and the expectations of new research policies that privilege broad opening of all stages of research. In this presentation we introduce the openness profile[1], a bottom-up approach that draws on PID infrastructure to make visible a diverse range of contributions to openness. More concretely, the openness profile is conceived as a collection of documented contributions to open scholarship with a DOI (or a collection of DOI’s with a RAiD[2]), which is linked to the contributor’s ORCID iD[3]. By intervening at the level of infrastructure, the openness profile is situated to provide resources that are useful to those presently contributing to open scholarship while also being available for, and adaptable to, future changes enacted by top-down research policy initiatives. The main content of this presentation is concerned with sketching out the details of a pilot program.

[1] the Openness Profile concept is presently being developed by the Knowledge Exchange working group on Open Scholarship and Research Evaluation
[2] Research Activity identifier (RAiD): https://www.raid.org.au
[3] Open Researcher and Creator Identifier (ORCID): https://orcid.org

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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 →

Siobhann McCafferty

Australian Access Federation
Project Manager for the Data Life Cycle Framework Project (ARDC, AAF, AARNET) which is making better plumbing for Research Management with PIDs, Plugs and stores.  Based in Brisbane, Australia.
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Clifford Tatum

SURF / CWTS, Leiden University
Project manager at SURF in the Netherlands, Identifiers for FAIR Research Information. And researcher at CWTS, Leiden University, focusing on Open Science infrastructure in relation to emerging evaluation practices.

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


Implementation of Organizational IDs in NASA's ADS Abstract Service
After several years of effort, NASA's Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Abstract Service (http://adswww.harvard.edu) has implemented an affiliation component to literature searches in astronomy and physics.  We use a two-tier heierarchy of institutional identifiers based on Ringgold
data and modified for our corpus of data.  We have tentatively identified authors' institutions for approximately 95% of the 2.3 million astronomy abstracts and approximately 70% of the 9.4 million physics abstracts.  I will describe our journey, our current pit stop, and our final destination.

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Carolyn Grant

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
I have been working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics for over thirty years and have been programming for the ADS Abstract Service since its inception in 1992. I originally began working at CfA while an undergraduate at Harvard College and liked it so much I never... Read More →

Wednesday January 23, 2019 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Stage 1
Thursday, January 24


PIDs in the era of AI: service provider perspectives
PIDs bring a great potential for AI-based scholarly tools and services with their interoperability and machine-readability. The output from AI can be presented as derivatives or even new, original contents that may require another PID. Taking an example of Paper Digest (https://www.paper-digest.com), our own AI-based service, we will discuss the challenges we meet in our development and how PIDs could help overcome those challenges.

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Yasutomo Takano

Paper Digest

Thursday January 24, 2019 11:15am - 11:40am
Main Stage


Indexing the world's citations using Open Citation Identifiers
Open Citation Identifiers (OCIs) were launched at PIDapalooza 2018.  This year's presentation will discuss progress in their use over the intervening year, particularly their structure, formal definition, recognition and uptake.  OCIs are listed among recognised PIDs by the FREYA project (https://www.project-freya.eu/en/deliverables/freya_d3-1.pdf).  OpenCitations has assigned OCIs to citations in major databases of open citations, including Crossref, Wikidata and the OpenCitations Corpus, and has then use these to construct OpenCitations Indexes of these databases, for example COCI, the OpenCitations Index of Crossref DOI-to-DOI Citations (http://opencitations.net/index/coci).  These indexes can then be use to navigate and visualize the citation networks.  

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David Shotton

Director, OpenCitations
David Shotton is Co-Director of the OpenCitations Project, a founding member of the Initiative for Open Citations, and one of the main developers of the SPAR (Semantic Publishing and Referencing) Ontologies, a suite of OWL-DL ontologies to serve the academic publishing domain. Originally... Read More →

Thursday January 24, 2019 11:45am - 12:10pm
Stage 1


Let's ROR Together!
ROR is the Research Organization Registry, a community-led project to develop an open, sustainable, usable, and unique identifier for every research organization in the world. We are building open, stakeholder-governed infrastructure for research organization identifiers and their associated metadata and we just released a working prototype that's ready for people to use. Join us for a fun and interactive session exploring the challenges with organizational identifiers and how ROR is addressing them.


Helena Cousijn

Director of Community Engagement & Communications, DataCite
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Maria Gould

Product Manager/Research Data Specialist, California Digital Library - CDL

Ginny Hendricks

Director of Member and Community Outreach, Crossref
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Suze Kundu

Head of Public Engagement, Digital Science
A recovering academic with a passion for public engagement, I've been at Digital Science for five months now having left lab life behind. At this, my first PIDapalooza, I'll be on a steep learning curve to try and understand all things PID. Find out how well (or not) I have done in... Read More →

Thursday January 24, 2019 1:15pm - 1:40pm
Stage 2


Conference PIDs - Getting Techy
This session will provide an update on the CrossRef/DataCite group on Conference/Project IDs and will present the results achieved since the previous PIDapalooza till now. As the specs are largely DONE, we'll update the community also on the work we start in the technical implementation group. Read the CrossRef post for more info about the group:

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Geoffrey Bilder

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Crossref Director of Strategic Initiatives
Geoffrey Bilder is Director of Strategic Initiatives at Crossref, where he has led the technical development and launch of a number of industry initiatives including Similarity Check, Crossmark, ORCID and the Open Funder Registry. He co-founded Brown University's Scholarly Technology... Read More →
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Aliaksandr Birukou

Executive Editors, Springer Nature
Aliaksandr Birukou works as Executive Editor, Computer Science at Springer, where he leads a team publishing CS proceedings and doing innovation projects in publishing. Aliaksandr chairs the CrossRef/DataCite conference identifiers and project identifiers group and is in the executive... Read More →

Martin Fenner

Technical Director, DataCite

Thursday January 24, 2019 1:45pm - 2:10pm
Main Stage


Adventure Time: the PID community challenge
PIDs are a core component of open research across the global scholarly communications ecosystem. They play a critical role in improving the discovery, linkage, retrieval, navigation, access and citation of the research resources and related information that they identify. However, the full potential of PIDs is yet to be realised.

Through two workshops – one in Singapore and one in the UK – members of the international PID community have been working together to discuss and address key challenges of PIDs in research, including:
  • Building trust in an environment where PID systems continue to proliferate
  • Embedding the use of PIDs in research workflows and harnessing the power of connecting PIDs
  • Increasing the adoption of PIDs by researchers and research organisations through a streamlined and internationally coordinated approach to communication
This session will provide a report back on the nature and outcomes of workshop discussions with a view to building on the successes to date.

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Christopher Brown

Senior Co-Design Manager, Jisc
Research data, research data management, organisational identifiers, open research, open science, standards, Jisc, RDA-UK.
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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 →
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Ricarda Braukmann

Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS-KNAW)

Thursday January 24, 2019 2:15pm - 2:40pm
Stage 2
  • about Research data, research data management, organisational identifiers, open research, open science, standards, Jisc, RDA-UK.


FREYA proudly presents: The power of PIDs
FREYA is a 3-year EU project that aims to build the infrastructure for persistent identifiers (PIDs) as a core component of Open Science. The work of FREYA will improve discovery, navigation, retrieval, and access of research resources. The project team is currently working on the establishment of new PID types, and on connecting existing and new PIDs into a PID Graph. PIDapalooza is the place to be to discuss our work with other PID-tellectuals and provide new directions to it.

Our session covers three parts which will be hosted by speakers from various FREYA partners: First, we will start with a discussion lead by Christine Ferguson (EBI) on the use cases for new PID types FREYA has recently collected. Then, Martin Fenner (Datacite) will present how new and existing PIDs can be integrated into the PID Graph that FREYA is developing. Lastly, Eliane Fankhauser (DANS) will encourage the PIDapaloozans to join the PID Forum to continue the discussion during and after the festival season.                              
Note to the organisers: Please note that this session can stand alone, but would also work well in tandem with another session proposed by the FREYA project (see separate proposal relating to the PIDagogy of FREYA).     

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Ricarda Braukmann

Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS-KNAW)

Eliane Fankhauser

Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS-KNAW)

Martin Fenner

Technical Director, DataCite
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Christine Ferguson

Information Scientist, EMBL-EBI
PIDs for the life sciencesProject FREYA

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