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posted on 27.05.2021, 14:44 authored by Helena Cousijn, Maria Gould, Gabriela Mejias, Rachael Lammey
Slides from “Identifiers, metadata, and connections"


A two-part session focusing on identifiers, metadata, and using them to make connections!

Part 1: Hocus pocus: Mixing open identifiers into metadata makes connections between research work

Journal articles don’t exist in a vacuum. There is increasing awareness of the need to reliably connect articles, data, affiliation, contributor and funding information to expose trends and opportunities in the research ecosystem, enable reliable streamlined reporting to key stakeholders and to ensure transparency and trust in research.

To support this, metadata for research objects can’t exist in a vacuum either. It needs to reflect these relationships and incorporate a range of persistent identifiers to do so. And it needs to be open so that it can populate through different systems. DataCite, ROR, Crossref and ORCID have been working together to look at how relationships are asserted between articles, data and other content types, and what connecting research objects to other identifiers helps us see: which outputs resulted from a research grant, which institutions are particularly strong in which areas, where and how are openly available data and software used, and who researchers are collaborating with. We can also use these existing relationships to infer further connections via tools like the PID Graph and the community can (re)use our open metadata to build new services and tools.

Join representatives from ORCID, DataCite, ROR and Crossref as we share the kind of information that’s already available, what work we still have to do and our plans to enhance this in collaboration with our communities."