Identifier Services


DataCiteInternational not-for-profit organisation aiming to improve global data citation.
ORCiDOpen Researcher and Contributor ID is a unique identifier for scientific and academic authors.
CrossRefAn official Digital Object Identifier (DOI) registration body.
HandleTechnology specification for assigning, managing and resolving persistent identifiers for digital objects.
Archival Resource Key (ARK)Multi-purpose identifier for information objects.
THOR DashboardA dashboard summarising the use of persistent IDs.

Further reading

Analysis and Comparison of Persistent Identifier Use and Integration across Disciplines and Sectors, 2016: