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Knowledge Exchange has published the report “Building the plane as we fly it: the promise of Persistent Identifiers” (PIDs) along with seven complementary case studies. The main report is part of the Knowledge Exchanges’ work around Risks and Trust in pursuit of a well-functioning PID infrastructure for research.

The report examines why PIDs are of vital strategic importance and what can go wrong if the PID implementation process is not properly managed on an international scale. The benefits of an efficient PID infrastructure and how this is a necessity for the research community are explained. Furthermore, there is an in-depth look at who the main stakeholders within the PID implementation and management process are and the roles that they play.

The accompanying case studies underpin the report and provide further insight into the world of PIDs, as well as helping to form the recommendations. The set of recommendations are aimed at each stakeholder group and aim to guarantee the successful implementation and management of PID processes.

The work and writing were undertaken by scidecode science consulting together with the KE Task and Finish group for Risks and trust in pursuit of a well-functioning Persistent Identifier infrastructure for research.

The report is available on Zenodo. The accompanying case studies are available on Knowledge Exchanges’ website.

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