International Generic Sample Number Service (IGSN)

Globally unique persistent identifiers for earth science samples
International Generic Sample Number Service (IGSN)

An International Generic Sample Number (IGSN) provides an unambiguous globally unique and persistent identifier for physical samples. The IGSN system facilitates the location, identification and citation of physical samples used in research.

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