Identifier services

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.

We can create a 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.  

We deliver Digital Object Identifier (DOI) services as a member of the global DataCite initiative. A DOI is used to identify research data and provide a persistent link to its location on the internet. We also use the Handle system to create persistent identifiers for situations where a DOI is not appropriate or able to be created. The Handle service is available cost-free for Australian organisations and individuals creating, using or curating publicly available research data.