Connecting objects to important context
We provide services to create and manage persistent identifiers for research data, research samples, files, documents or other digital objects. Identifiers connect objects to important context surrounding the objects and adds value to them.
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We use the Handle system to create persistent identifiers for situations where a DOI is not appropriate or unable to be created. The Handle service is available cost-free for Australian organisations and individuals creating, using or curating publicly available research data.
International Geo Sample Number
We can create an International Geo Sample Number (IGSN) to provide unambiguous globally unique persistent identifier for physical samples. The IGSN system facilitates the location, identification, and citation of physical samples used in research.
Research Activity Identifier
We offer the Research Activity Identifier (RAiD), an identifier for research projects and activities. It is persistent and connects existing PIDs for researchers, institutions, outputs and tools together to create a timeline of research activity which makes connecting digital infrastructure, reporting on impact and establishing data provenance clear and easy.