How five PIDs and metadata could save your country millions!

Five PIDs and Metadata

About the Event

As funders, institutions, and policy-makers around the world seek to better understand the impact of the research they support and reduce the administrative burden on their researchers, many see persistent identifiers (PIDs) as an important part of the solution.

A recently published report by the MoreBrains Cooperative, commissioned by the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and the Australian Access Federation (AAF) backs this up. It found that close to 38,000 person-days per year, equivalent to nearly AUS$24 million, could be saved through the nationwide adoption of key PIDs and the reuse of their associated metadata. The report, therefore, called for the development of a national strategy focusing on five priority PIDs (for grants, organisations, outputs, people, and projects).

Register now for this free webinar to learn more about the report, the five priority PIDs, and what needs to happen next to make these savings a reality.

After a brief overview of the report, representatives from Crossref, DataCite, ORCID, RAiD, and ROR will discuss their responses, their thoughts on next steps, and how they are working together to help realise the benefits for the research community in Australia and around the world.


  • Josh Brown, MoreBrains
  • Matt Buys, DataCite
  • Maria Gould, ROR
  • Jennifer Kemp, Crossref
  • Chris Shillum, ORCID
  • Shawn Ross, ARDC/RAiD
  • Natasha Simons, ARDC (facilitator)