(31 Jan 2022) For the first time in Australia, an assessment of the value of persistent identifiers to research is underway.
Persistent Identifiers are vital to research because they create a persistent link to a location on the internet for journal papers, data, software, physical samples and grey literature. This facilitates citation, attribution, discovery and retrieval of information about the producers and the products of research, which is an essential foundation for future research.
A cost-benefit analysis of the impact of persistent identifiers on Australian research is being conducted by MoreBrains Cooperative, supported by the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and Australian Access Federation (AAF). A report on the analysis is expected in mid-2022.
The article also introduces infrastructure and PID services in Australia.
The original article is here.