25 June 2020

Today, more than ever, a resilient and efficient research infrastructure is critically important. Persistent identifiers (PIDs) are an essential element of global research data infrastructures and have become central to building and maintaining reliable and robust links between people, communities and infrastructures.

Professor Adam Tickell’s 2018 independent advice to the UK government on open access to research publications, included a recommendation for Jisc to “lead on selecting and promoting a range of unique identifiers ... in collaboration with sector leaders with relevant partner organisations”.

During this online event, we will share progress made towards implementing this recommendation and establishing a persistent identifier roadmap for open access – and open research more broadly - in in the UK. We will highlight the role PIDs can play in improving open access workflows, in the context of Plan S requirements and the recently published UKRI OA review.

You will hear from practitioners, as well as from the Jisc team working on the project. And we want to hear from you too, so there will be plenty of time for Q&A.


Thursday 25 June 2020

  • 11:00 Welcome and introduction
  • 11:05 The role of persistent identifiers in open research
  • 11:15 Developing a persistent identifier roadmap for open access to UK research
  • 11:25 A community response to the Jisc/UKRI PID project and its goals
  • 11:40 Q&A

Who should attend

  • HE sector bodies, including library and research decision makers, IT
  • Scholarly communications and repository staff and open access support
  • Identifier providers/experts
  • Publishing organisations
  • Research information experts


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