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Workshop: Defining Criteria for Assessing PID Policies and Services

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  • 2. ROR icon CSC - IT Center for Science (Finland)
  • 3. ROR icon SURF
  • 4. ROR icon Digital Curation Centre


Workshop Defining the criteria for assessing PID Policies and Services

Date: Monday, February 19th, 2024 / 09:00-12:00 / Edinburgh / IDCC Conference

Workshop description:

PIDs are a key component of the FAIR data principles. A wide range of policies and services exist to manage and create PIDs in the research ecosystem. How can the characteristics of PID policies and PID services be assessed? This is the central issue of this workshop. The workshop, organised by the FAIR-IMPACT project, aims to support the adoption of FAIR-enabling services and technology, such as PID-related core components developed by the FAIRCORE4EOSC project. In the workshop we present and discuss ways to assess the compliance of PID policies. We present the FAIRCORE4EOSC approach to assess PID compliance and we draft ideas on support for this that FAIR-IMPACT can provide. The workshop is relevant for PID service providers, PID managers, PID owners and PID policy makers.

Goal of the workshop:

Introduction of a compliance assessment method to determine the characteristics of Persistent Identifier policies and services.

Program of the workshop:

Workshop agenda




09:00 - 09:10

Welcoming words & introduction to the FAIR-IMPACT project

Josefine Nordling, CSC (Persistent Identifier WP lead)

09:10 - 09:20

Setting the scene - PIDs & the EOSC context 

Josefine Nordling, CSC

09:20 - 09:50

The PID landscape

René van Horik, DANS (PID policy task lead)

09:50 - 10:20

Mentimeter discussion on PID policies

René van Horik & Josefine Nordling

10:20 - 10:40


10:40 - 10:55

Introducing the Compliance Assessment Toolkit & assignment of group work

Natascha van Lieshout, SURF (PID implementation programme task lead)

10:55 - 11:25

Assessing Compliance: A Tale of Two Service Providers Activity

11:25 - 11:45

Feeding back from groups on PID policy criteria

Joy Davidson, DCC (Engagement, Adoption & Implementation WP lead) & Josefine Nordling (CSC)

11:45 - 11:50


Joy Davidson, DCC

11:50 - 12:00

Conclusion & next steps

René van Horik, DANS


Workshop materials:

1. "0240219 IDCC workshop Defining Criteria for Assessing PID Policies and Services.pdf"

Slides used during the workshop

2. "Mentimeter results PID policies.pdf"

During the workshop a Mentimeter was used to get input from the attendees on several issues 

3. "Form - Compliance Assessment of PID service providers.pdf"

This form provides a list of criteria to assess the compliance of PID services. Attendees are asked to fill in the form by assessing two fictious PID policies that are available online (the URL of the PID policies is provided in one of the slides)

4. "Actors in the PID ecosystem.pdf"

This document describes the main actors in the PID ecosystem (and that are assessed by the CAT) by comparing PIDs with vehicle licence plates as identifiers.


20240219 IDCC workshop Defining Criteria for Assessing PID Policies and Services.pdf

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