The Who, What, and Where of Persistent Identifiers:
A six-part webinar series devoted to all things PID
March 3 to May 12, 2021
Brought to you by CRKN, CARL-Portage, and Research Data Canada
Starting the first week of March, and running every two weeks until mid-May, this series will provide a comprehensive look at persistent identifiers (PIDs) in Canada. The series will include Canadian and international speakers who will highlight the benefits and use cases for PIDs and cover established identifiers such as digital object identifiers (DOIs), researcher identifiers (ORCID iDs), as well as emerging identifiers, tools, and services. This will also be an opportunity to engage in discussion on a national PIDs strategy for Canada.
Series presenters will include researchers, librarians, administrators of PID systems, and international leaders in the PID ecosystem. Sessions will be recorded, and will be offered with simultaneous interpretation in order to accommodate francophone and anglophone attendees.
The full schedule is as follows. Click here to download slide decks.
PIDs 101Wednesday, March 3, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET (9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PT) | Host organization: RDC
In this session, attendees will learn the fundamentals of persistent identifiers (PIDs), including: 1) introduction to the new release of the RDC PIDs Document, which provides a detailed look at PIDs in the Canadian context; 2) an introduction to how PIDs work, types of PIDs in sample contexts, and the value/impact of PIDs; 3) the implementation of PIDs, with examples using DOIs, ORCID, and ROR implementations.
Moderator: Mark Leggott, Research Data Canada
Eugene Barsky, UBC
Maude-Laplante Dubé, Université Laval
Wednesday, March 17, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET (9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PT) | Host organization: Portage PIDs: What do Researchers Need to Know?
PIDs: What do Researchers Need to Know?
In this session, attendees will learn the fundamentals of persistent identifiers (PIDs) for sharing research and scholarship. Panelists will discuss their experiences with DOIs (digital object identifiers) and ORCID iDs, a persistent identifier for researchers—what they are used for, where they are typically used, when they are required, and why they are essential for trust and reproducibility in research.
Moderator: Jeff Moon
Susan Brown, University of Guelph/NDRIO Researcher Council
Laura Estill, St. Francis Xavier University/NDRIO Researcher Council
Dylan Roskams-Edris, McGill University
Mike Smit, Dalhousie University
Wednesday, March 31, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET (9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PT) | Host organizations: CRKN and RDC
PIDs in Practice: National and International Perspectives
PIDs in Practice: National and International Perspectives
In this session, attendees will be introduced to the persistent identifier consortia that exist in Canada: the ORCID Canada Consortium and the DataCite Canada Consortium. This session will highlight the work being done to digitally connect People, Places, and Things associated with scholarship in Canada, and explore strategies that have been implemented in other countries as possible maps to guide Canadian PID policy moving forward.
John Aspler, CRKN
Josh Brown, MoreBrains Consulting Cooperative
Masashi Hara: Japan Link Center
Natasha Simons, Australian Research Data Commons
Kelly Stathis, Portage
Wednesday, April 14, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET (9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PT) | Host organization: Portage
Object Identifiers: Use Cases for Librarians and Data Professionals
Object Identifiers: Use Cases for Librarians and Data Professionals
In this session, attendees will learn about the various types of persistent identifiers for objects, and the range of use cases for these PIDs. Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are the best-known object identifiers, and are most often used for publications and datasets; however, they can also be used for a range of other objects created as part of the research process. Beyond the DOI, identifiers exist for research activity, repositories, physical samples, equipment, and more. This session will explore the evolving object identifier landscape and discuss strategies for incorporating object PIDs into a national implementation plan.
Mark Leggott, Research Data Canada
Mike Nason, University of New Brunswick
Wednesday, April 28, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET (9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PT) | Host organizations: Portage and CRKN
PIDs for People and Places
PIDs for People and Places
In this session, attendees will be introduced to the persistent identifiers (PIDs) for people and places: ORCID iDs and the Research Organization Registry (ROR). ORCID, a researcher-centred non-profit with the aim of connecting scholars to their work across time, place, and discipline, has emerged as the primary open identifier for researchers globally. ROR is a community-led registry of identifiers for research organizations, with the aim of describing researcher affiliations—for example, an institution where a researcher is employed. This session will highlight use cases for ORCID iD and ROR, examine the relationships between these identifiers and other PIDs, and explore strategies for incorporating PIDs for people and places into a national implementation plan.
Liz Krznarich, DataCite
What’s Next for PIDs in Canada?Wednesday, May 12, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET (9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PT) | Host organization: CRKN
In 2020, CRKN continued the work of the ORCID-CA and partnered with CARL-Portage to administer the new DataCite Canada Consortium. With these two national PID consortia in place, members and stakeholders are looking to develop and implement a national PID strategy. In this session, attendees will revisit PIDs and their value, and explore the strategic goals and importance of a Canadian PIDs implementation plan. Panelists will explore the work of the Canadian Persistent Identifier Committee (CPIDAC) and a pilot project from Coalition Publica.
Moderator: Talia Chung, uOttawa
Lisa Goddard, UVic
James MacGregor, Coalition Publica
Speakers and Bios (click here to expand)
Dedicated to service and knowledge access, John has experience working in research and public library contexts. He earned a BSc in neuroscience at McGill and will soon complete a PhD.
Eugene Barsky is the Head of Research Commons at UBC. Eugene is the past Chair of the Portage Data Discovery Expert Group, participates in building the Canadian Federated Research Data Repository service (FRDR), and collaborates with Research Data Canada (RDC) and the European Union (OpenAIRE). Eugene is the lead Principal Investigator for the national Geodisy project, previously funded by CANARIE, and now integrated with FRDR and funded by NDRIO. His recent peer-recognition included the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, American Society for Engineering Education, and Special Library Association awards. He published more than 25 peer-reviewed papers and presented at more than 65 conferences. Eugene is an adjunct professor at the iSchool at UBC, teaching the course in research data management, and is one of the founders of the Pacific Northwest data curators group.
Josh Brown has worked on open research projects for ARDC, CERN, Crossref, Jisc, ORCID, the University of London and others. He has explored the challenges of advancing and opening up research in partnership with funders, libraries, research institutions, policy makers and research infrastructure providers in dozens of countries on six continents (seven if you count Zealandia/Te Riu-a-Māui). He is one of the co-founders of MoreBrains Cooperative, a small open research consultancy dedicated to fixing things.
Susan Brown is a Professor of English and holds a Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Digital Scholarship at the University of Guelph. Her research explores intersectional feminism, literary history, and the potential of online tools and platforms to support new modes of collaborative knowledge production and research data management. She directs the Orlando Project, the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory, and the Linked Infrastructure for Networked Cultural Scholarship. She runs The Humanities Interdisciplinary Collaboration (THINC) Lab with colleagues in the College of Arts at Guelph, which introduces its new major in Culture and Technology Studies in Fall 2021.
Talia Chung was appointed University Librarian and Vice-Provost (Knowledge Systems) at the University of Ottawa in 2018. She also served as Associate University Librarian for Research Services, Director of the Health Sciences Library, and Head of the library’s data, government information and maps unit. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, Talia held leadership roles at the Library of Parliament. She received her BA and her Graduate Diploma (Computer Science) from Concordia University, and her MLIS from McGill. Currently serving on the board for the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), Talia is co-chair for CARL’s Open Repositories Working Group, and serves on the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) Executive Committee
Laura Estill is a Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities and Associate Professor of English at St. Francis Xavier University, where she leads the Digital Humanities Centre. Her areas of expertise are digital humanities, bibliography and book history, and early modern English drama. She is interested in how we read and understand early modern drama from its initial manuscript circulation to digital representations today.
Lisa Goddard is the Associate University Librarian for Digital Scholarship and Strategy at University of Victoria Libraries where she oversees digitization, digital asset management, and digital preservation. She holds degrees from Queen's, McGill, and Memorial University. Lisa is a co-investigator on the SSHRC-funded Endings Project: Preserving Digital Projects for Long-Term Usability, and on the CFI-funded LINCS Project: Linked Open Data for Networked Cultural Scholarship. She is currently the Chair of the ORCID-CA National Advisory Committee.
Masashi Hara is a manager at the Japan Science and Technology (JST) Agency, and he has led the Japan Link Center (JaLC) since 2019. He also covers JST’s Open Science and Funding Management Database. He joined JST in 2006 and has also worked for international and domestic funding programs and corporate planning divisions. Before working at JST, he worked in the manufacturing industry for more than seven years after finishing a master’s degree in forestry science.
Liz supports those integrating DataCite and ROR services into their workflows and systems, and collaborates with the community to identify and support new integration points. Liz has over a decade of experience in technology and higher education. Before joining DataCite, Liz was a technical lead and software developer at ORCID. She also has an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and previously worked in various academic library and IT roles.
Maude Laplante-Dubé holds an MLIS from Université de Montréal and has been working as a librarian at Université Laval since 2011 in various disciplines (political science, law, sociology, anthropology, and economics). Since 2015, she has been working as a scholarly communications librarian, coordinating the institutional repository, and implementing and supporting scholarly journals on the OJS platform. She also promotes ORCID iDs and teaches researchers how to use them. More recently, she joined a working group that is mandated to implement a communication and training strategy, whose purpose is to encourage Université Laval faculty to create and use an ORCID iD.
Mark Leggott is the Executive Director of Research Data Canada, and Manager for CANARIE’s research data management funding program. Mark is active nationally in a number of contexts, and also participates on the leadership teams for international organizations, and is a member of the ISO Technical Committee reviewing the RaID PID standard.
James MacGregor is currently the interim Managing Director of the Public Knowledge Project (PKP). He has been working with PKP since 2007, and has dabbled in documentation writing, development, support, and outreach. James coordinated the development of PKP's Publishing Services into a core component of PKP's revenue model. His current focus is on infrastructure building and larger service and project development, in particular Coalition Publica, a pan-Canadian scholarly infrastructure project. He also finds himself perpetually volunteered as PKP's usage stats expert.
Jeff Moon is the Director of Portage, a national, library-based network launched by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) with the goal of building capacity and coordinating Research Data Management (RDM) activities in Canada. Portage will be joining NDRIO, the New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization, in April 2021. Prior to his role with Portage, Jeff served as Data Librarian at Queen’s University Library, as Academic Director of the Queen’s Research Data Centre, and as manager of the Queen’s University RDM Service.
Mike Nason is a Scholarly Communications and Publishing Librarian at University of New Brunswick Libraries, as well as the Crossref and Metadata Liaison for PKP.
Dylan Roskams-Edris is the Open Science Alliance Officer for the Tanenbaum Open Science Institute (TOSI) at The Neuro in Montreal, the first health research institute to embrace Open Science as its institutional ethos. Dylan has been working to promote Open Science since 2018, first through authoring the Publication and Commercialization Policy for the Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform and, since joining TOSI in late 2019, by helping advise and tool other Canadian neuroscience research institutes to adopt their own Open Science model.
Natasha Simons is Associate Director, Data & Services, for the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC). With a background in libraries, IT and eResearch, Natasha has a history of developing policy, technical infrastructure and skills to support research. She works with a variety of people and groups to improve data management skills, platforms, policies and practices. Based at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, Natasha is a member of the FORCE11 Board of Directors, co-chair of the Research Data Alliance Interest Group on Data Policy Standardisation and Implementation, Deputy Chair of the Australian ORCID Advisory Group and co-chair of the DataCite Community Engagement Steering Group. She is passionate about enabling FAIR data and a corresponding change in scholarly communication culture.
Mike Smit is Associate Professor in the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University. His research explores the intersection of people, information, and technology. This includes research challenges in using cloud computing, tool support for research dissemination and discovery, management of cloud-scale data, leveraging IT to meet research and educational needs, and enabling open data and data literacy.
Kelly Stathis is the Discovery and Metadata Coordinator for the Canadian Association of Research Libraries' Portage Network. At Portage, Kelly leads discovery and metadata initiatives for the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR), provides technical support for the DataCite Canada Consortium, and works with several Portage expert and working groups. Kelly holds a BS in Computer Science and a BMus in Music Composition from Washington University in St. Louis, and a MLIS from the University of British Columbia.