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Jisc has joined Sparc Europe

Earlier this year, Jisc became a member of Sparc Europe, which may come as a bit of a surprise since Jisc and Sparc Europe have collaborated on various things over the years, such as the Research Data competition with the University of Cambridge, and Jisc provided founding support for the organisation back in 2003, along […]

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There’s A PID For That, Part 5: Outputs

This is a guest blog post written by Dr Fiona Murphy, MMC Consulting, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1693-1240 and Dr Phill Jones, Double L Digital Consulting https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0525-6323. Reference back to these posts about the wider project: https://orcid.org/blog/2020/08/03/orcid-and-uk-national-pid-consortium https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2020/06/29/the-uk-national-pid-consortium-a-pathway-to-increased-adoption/ In this last in our series of blog posts from the recent Jisc persistent identifier (PID) focus group meetings, we explore […]

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There’s A PID For That, Part 4: People

This is a guest blog post written by Dr Fiona Murphy, MMC Consulting, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1693-1240 and Dr Phill Jones, Double L Digital Consulting https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0525-6323. Reference back to these posts about the wider project: https://orcid.org/blog/2020/08/03/orcid-and-uk-national-pid-consortium https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2020/06/29/the-uk-national-pid-consortium-a-pathway-to-increased-adoption/ In the fourth of this series of reports from the Jisc persistent identifier (PID) focus group meetings, we will outline some […]

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There’s A PID For That, Part 3: Organisations

This is a guest blog post written by Dr Fiona Murphy, MMC Consulting, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1693-1240 and Dr Phill Jones, Double L Digital Consulting https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0525-6323. Reference back to these posts about the wider project: https://orcid.org/blog/2020/08/03/orcid-and-uk-national-pid-consortium https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2020/06/29/the-uk-national-pid-consortium-a-pathway-to-increased-adoption/ Our third post in this series reports on the key findings of the recent focus group on organisation IDs, and how […]

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There’s A PID For That, Part 2: Projects

This is a guest blog post written by Dr Fiona Murphy, MMC Consulting, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1693-1240 and Dr Phill Jones, Double L Digital Consulting https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0525-6323. The second in this week’s series of five blog posts focuses on persistent identifiers (PIDs) for projects. Like the other posts, it is based on the key findings of a recent focus […]

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There’s A PID For That, Part 1: Grants

This is a guest blog post written by Dr Fiona Murphy, MMC Consulting, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1693-1240 and Dr Phill Jones, Double L Digital Consulting https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0525-6323. Reference back to these posts about the wider project: https://orcid.org/blog/2020/08/03/orcid-and-uk-national-pid-consortium https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2020/06/29/the-uk-national-pid-consortium-a-pathway-to-increased-adoption/ This — the first in a series of five blog posts being published this week — summarises the key findings of […]

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There’s A PID For That! Next Steps in Establishing a National PID Strategy

This is a guest blog post written by Alice Meadows, Director of Community Engagement, National Information Standards Organisation (NISO) https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2161-3781 In case you didn’t already know, for the past year or so, Jisc has been leading a PIDs for Open Access project, aimed at expanding adoption and usage of persistent identifiers in the UK. Building […]

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The UK National PID Consortium

This is a guest blog post by Alice Meadows, Director of Community Engagement, National Information Standards Organisation (NISO). If you’re reading this post, the chances are you’re already a fan of persistent identifiers (PIDs). You may have an ORCID iD. You understand why to cite DOIs rather than URLs. You’re [probably] familiar with organisation identifiers […]

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Jisc Joins the OpenAIRE Legal Entity: OpenAIRE, AMKE

In May 2020, Jisc officially signed up to participate in the OpenAIRE Legal Entity (LE), also known as OpenAIRE, AMKE. Jisc continues its involvement in the current Horizon 2020-funded project known as OpenAIRE Advance, which was set to conclude at the end of December but now has a two-month extension; however, joining the LE means […]

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Building bridges across Open Science in the UK: The RDA UK/OpenAIRE Advance Joint Workshop

On the 6th of May, the Research Data Alliance (RDA) UK node and OpenAIRE Advance offered a joint workshop focusing on our efforts with open access/open science initiatives and the underlying importance of research data. This was the 3rd workshop that the RDA UK has offered and the final workshop for the UK’s national open […]