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 thus adding value to them.

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Identifier services

Digital Object Identifier services

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.

Find out more | Access the DOI service

Handle service

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.

Find out more | Access the Handle Service

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.

Find out more | Access the IGSN Service

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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.

Find out more | Access the RAiD service