Views about PID Systems. Training Course and Workshop

Views about PID Systems. Training Course and Workshop
31 Aug

Views about PID Systems. Training Course and Workshop

31 August – 2 September 2016

Unique and persistent IDs (PIDs) that can be resolved to meaningful information will be crucial in the digital domain to identify Digital Objects, check their state, refer to them, get access to them, etc. Due to this crucial role it is essential to deploy ultimately stable and robust PID systems allowing users to rely on their existence for many decades. Some experts go even beyond the current usage and see a PID centric data management and access architecture as the way to overcome many severe barriers in the continuously growing data domain. There are still many uncertainties about the role of such PIDs, about which system to choose and about the criteria it should fulfil. This workshop is meant to bring experts together with different backgrounds and from different disciplines to engage in open dialogues in order to openly assess different opinions.


Inspired by the recent RDA Europe Science Workshop, the RDA Europe project1 is organising an open workshop on PID systems preceded by a training course for those interested in learning more and getting detailed information about PID systems and make up their own mind.

The training course runs from 31 August 2016 (11.00) to 1 September (12.00) and the Workshop will start on 1 September 2016 (13.00)  until 2 September (16.00). Both events will be organised at the Max Planck Compute and Data Facility (MPCDF) in Garching/Munich (Germany). Lunch and dinner as well as travel and accommodation costs are self-paid.

Participation is free of charge but subject to on-line registration. Please follow the Training & Workshop links below for further information.


1 The RDA Europe project supports the European RDA community and RDA global