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Thursday, January 28 • 12:00 - 12:30
Traversing the PID Graph with DataCite Commons

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Join us as we traverse the PID Graph with DataCite Commons! During the session, attendees will guide the sequence of use cases through interactive polling and will discover more about the power of the PID Graph and DataCite Commons. The session will include fun Q&A using Kahoot to keep everyone engaged. All you need to do is show up with an internet connection and an interest in exploring the PID Graph.

The PID Graph was built on the basis that researchers, institutions, publications, datasets, and other research entities are interconnected through relational metadata. Entities and the relationships between them form a conceptual graph of the connected research landscape. Having unique persistent identifiers for researchers and their outputs is crucial to connecting pieces of the research landscape together. PIDs already have the potential to enable the connected research graph, but we’re not yet taking full advantage of their connecting powers through relational metadata.

We can link PIDs together via relations in their metadata to enable the discovery of connections at least two “hops” away. We typically understand the first "hop" e.g. the relationship between an individual, dataset and institution; and now the PID Graph allows us to understand two "hops" e.g. an individual, dataset and institution that is related to another individual, article and funder. The session will focus on using DataCite Commons as we explore different use cases and share more about our plans for connected PID infrastructure within DataCite Commons.

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Tom Demeranville

Product Director, ORCID
Tom has been with ORCID for five years and is responsible for the ongoing evolution of the ORCID registry and services. He manages the ORCID roadmap, collaborates internally and externally to identify innovation opportunities, and ensures that ORCID is responsive to community nee... Read More →


Sarala Wimalaratne

Engineering Director, DataCite
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Matthew Buys

Executive Director, DataCite

Thursday January 28, 2021 12:00 - 12:30 UTC
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