Identifier Services

Services

Name

Description

Link

DataCite

International not-for-profit organisation aiming to improve global data citation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DataCite

ORCiD

Open Researcher and Contributor ID is a unique identifier for scientific and academic authors.

http://orcid.org/

CrossRef

An official Digital Object Identifier (DOI) registration body.

http://www.crossref.org/

Handle

Technology specification for assigning, managing and resolving persistent identifiers for digital objects.

https://www.handle.net/

Archival Resource Key (ARK)

Multi-purpose identifier for information objects.

https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-kunze-ark-18/

THOR Dashboard

A dashboard summarising the use of persistent IDs.

http://dashboard.project-thor.eu/dashboard/

Further reading

Analysis and Comparison of Persistent Identifier Use and Integration across Disciplines and Sectors, 2016: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.154592