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Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) are an increasingly important tool and technology that enable new services for research. They are attached to outputs, grant funding, people and more. They provide a way to connect data, improve accuracy, and help the flow of information. Researchers can benefit from time savings, and more accurate attribution (think better citation data…) and institutions can gain efficiency savings and a better understanding of their research portfolio.

This webinar will provide an overview of the current PID landscape and will offer guidance on how PIDs for people (ORCID iDs) can be integrated in your systems, helping your researchers to take advantage of new and emerging services.

Date: Tuesday 27 September 2016
Time: 1300 BST (British Summer Time)
Duration: 45 minutes including Q&A (up to 60 minutes maximum if there is sufficient demand for an extended Q&A)


Josh Brown
ORCID Regional Director, Europe
 Read a short biography of Josh Brown. Josh directs the operations of ORCID EU.  He works with stakeholders across Europe to support understanding and engagement, and promote adoption of ORCID.  Before ORCID, Josh was consortium and operations manager for SCOAP3, programme manager for digital infrastructure at Jisc, project officer for SHERPA-LEAP at University College London, and held positions in the library at the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex. He earned an MA in Information Management from the University of Brighton and a BA in Philosophy and English from the University of Sussex.


  • An understanding of the evolving functionality of Persistent Identifiers in scholarly communications.
  • The ability to prioritise and propose identifier integrations in institutional systems.
  • Being able to guide and advise researchers in how to use PIDs in their working lives.

Subject level and previous knowledge required:

Introductory and non-intensive, no previous knowledge or experience required.


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