Persistent identifiers shows references to digital objects, such as documents, files, websites, but also persons or organizations. They enable to permanently link and find digitally available publications and research results as well as reliably assign authors to their research results.
- TIB Leibniz-Informationszentrum Technik und Naturwissenschaften, Universitätsbibliothek: Issuing agency for Technology, Architecture, Chemistry, Informatics, Mathematics and Physics.
- ZB MED Informationszentrum Lebenswissenschaften: Issuing agency for Medicine and Life Sciences
More and more scientists publish their research results and data electronically. Persistent identifiers, e.g. Digital Object Identifiers, or DOI for short, ensure that these electronic publications and research data can be found and cited unambiguously and permanently. The assignment of a doi is free of charge for members of academic institutions in Germany.
One of the major challenges of publication management is unmistakably matching authors with their publications and data. ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a non-proprietary numeric code designed to uniquely identify scientific authors with their works.
Through the ORCID DE project, the DFG supports the Germany-wide dissemination of the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) at universities and non-university research institutions.
When researchers state their affiliation in publications, there are often same name variants. This can lead to erroneous database evaluations when searching for the publication output of an organization. This problem can be solved with standardized Organization Identifiers, which authors submit to the publisher during the submission process.