From stuPID to cuPID: learning to love persistent identifiers

Organisers: ORCID EU, project THOR
Duration: 1.5 hrs.
Persistent identifiers and the services around them are one of the key infrastructures that underpin open science. Full utilisation of PIDs make it possible to link, discover, reuse, attribute and disambiguate people and the research objects they produce. This workshop will help to develop resources that can shift people away from ingrained work habits towards open, interconnected and easily-discoverable research.

Workshop abstract

Persistent identifiers (PIDs) facilitate open science, connecting people, publications and data and we want everyone to know about them. But what’s the best way to get the message out? Project THOR is focussed on building the human infrastructure needed to make using PIDs the default in scholarly communications. We want to develop the right set of educational resources for use by anyone learning or teaching others about PIDs. In this interactive workshop we will be asking attendees to take part in a brainstorming session to find out what people would most like to see, for example, in a video, quiz or infographic. Our materials need to be relevant, informative and engaging. Come and help us devise the right tools to help spread the PID love.

Target audience 

Librarians, research data managers, PID advocates, funders, project co-ordinators, science communicators, digital content and social media managers.
15-minute introduction to PIDs and current resources
45-minute brainstorming session (in groups)
30-minute synthesis and discussion


Ade Deane-Pratt, ORCID EU, THOR project

Maaike Duine, ORCID EU, THOR project



See full programme here.

publishing workflows, Open access publishing tools, repositories, research artefacts, linked open science

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