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The Use of PIDs in Research Assessments

Nikoline Dohm Lauridsen; Poul Meier Melchiorsen

The assessment of research outputs and impacts is a core contribution to many planning and decision processes in universities. However these assessment are often characterized by closedness and little involvement by the actual researchers being assessed. This presentation will take starting point in outlining and discussing how PIDs – like eg. ORCID – can democratize and open up this process helping these assessments live up to parts of the Leiden Manifesto ( The presentation will furthermore discuss the benefits and challenges that comes with using PIDs in research assessment asking questions such as: how do we ensure that the closed databases and commercial vendors integrate and keep the synergy with open/non-profit PIDs? and how do we encourage researchers to engage and benefit from the PIDs?

The presentation will present thoughts and work being done in the Danish-funded project: DEFF OPERA – Open Research Analytics (, which overall aim is to establish open and advanced research analytics practices and systems at Danish universities and in the Danish landscape of research analytics stakeholders.

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