Citation and Identifiers

Assigning identifiers to each item of data, software or research resource is essential to the future of research.

Identifiers are used in all computer-based systems to identify and retrieve datasets and software, and to connect data with related resources to enhance data discovery. They build connections and provide important provenance information to data and the resulting research.

Identifiers also enable data, physical samples and software to be a citable part of the scholarly record.

Identifiers you can use in your research

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for research data, software and grey literature

International Generic Sample Number (IGSN) for physical samples

Research Activity Identifier (RAiD) for research projects

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCiD) for people

Research Organisation Registry (ROR) for organisations

Persistent Uniform Resource Locator (PURL) for ARC and NHMRC research grants

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Last updated

14 May 2022



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