National Persistent Identifier Strategy Webinar

Join this webinar to learn about the draft National Persistent Identifier (PID) Strategy and how you can provide feedback on it.
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About the Event

Persistent identifiers (PIDs) are unique, persistent alphanumeric codes that positively identify entities such as people, places and things. They’re connected to registries of information about those entities, known as metadata, which enable robust linking to and between those entities. Being machine-readable, they enable us to leverage emerging technologies to manage and interpret large volumes of data.

In the 2022 ARDC and AAF-commissioned report Incentives to Invest in Identifiers, it’s estimated that the Australian research sector can save up to $24 million and 38,000 person days every year by using PIDs instead of rekeying all the information PIDs provide.

To realise the potential saving and strategic benefit of PIDs, the ARDC has begun a process to collaboratively develop a National PID Strategy and 5-year Roadmap. A national approach to PIDs will improve the quality of data about research and our ability to track research outcomes and impact, making Australian research more findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.

draft Strategy has now been drawn up based on contributions from over 80 people representing organisations from across the Australian research and innovation sector, including funders, research institutes, universities and government departments.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about the draft Strategy and how you can help further shape it.


  • Natasha Simons, Director, National Coordination, ARDC
  • Linda O’Brien, Consultant and Project Lead, National PID Strategy

Who Should Attend

  • Researchers
  • University librarians
  • Research managers
  • Research data specialists
  • eResearch infrastructure providers
  • Research support professionals
  • Research funders
  • Government research agencies


A recrding of this event is now available:

Learn more about our project to develop an Australian National PID Strategy and Roadmap.

Do you have questions about this event? Contact us.