Open new possibilities with Open Infrastructure

Crossref, DataCite, and ORCID work together to provide foundational open infrastructure that is integral to the global research ecosystem. We offer unique, persistent identifiers (PIDs)—Crossref and DataCite DOIs for research outputs and ORCID iDs for people—alongside collecting comprehensive, open metadata that is non-proprietary, accessible, interoperable, and available across borders, disciplines, and time.

Better Together: The Great Varieties of PIDs and How to Use Them: Navigating the Persistent Identifier Landscape

DataCite, ORCID, and Crossref as international open scholarly infrastructure are adopted globally, but in APAC, national level PID providers also share the vision and work with their respective local communities to build services and tools to help them achieve data management goals. We are spoiled by the thriving PIDs ecosystem with PIDs for different types of entities, different levels of technical interoperability, different governance model, different user community, etc. - When the time comes to build an optimal PID integration or adoption strategy, how should one navigate the landscape?

Unlocking Connectivity: The Crucial Role of Persistent Identifiers in Shaping a Connected Research Landscape

Persistent identifier systems are crucial parts of the global scholarly infrastructure, they facilitate the creation, management, and maintenance of open metadata for scholarly resources, and support open and FAIR research practices. On top of the descriptive metadata, the connection metadata PIDs host can provide rich insights into complex concepts and processes, such as the productivity and achievement of a researcher, the entire lifecycle of a research project, even the progress and impact of a research domain. Creating complete and high-quality connection metadata both relies on and benefits each stakeholder group in the research ecosystem.