Persistent Identifiers in Research – 10 Years of DOI Desk at ETH Zurich

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Persistent Identifiers in Research – 10 Years of DOI Desk at ETH Zurich

We are organizing a one-day event on "Persistent Identifiers in Research" on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the ETH Doi Desk.

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ETH Zurich Rämistrasse 101 ETH Main Building D 7.2 8092 Zurich Switzerland

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About this event

Persistent Identifiers contribute a key contribution to ensure the findability of digital objects on the Internet. We are very pleased to be able to present speakers from Switzerland and abroad on this exciting topic, who will shed light on it from very different perspectives.

The event is aimed at all interested parties. Participation is free. The event will be in English.


9.00-10.00 Coffee

10.00-10.15 Welcome Address / Andreas Kirstein (ETH Zurich, ETH Library)

PID Providers

10.15-10.30 10 years of DOI Desk at ETH Zurich: Review and Outlook / Barbara Hirschmann (ETH Zurich, ETH Library)

10.30-11.00 DataCite and its Members: Connecting Research and Identifying Knowledge / Britta Dreyer (DataCite)

11.00-11.30 Building Open Research Infrastructure with PIDs / Gabriela Mejias (ORCID)

11.30-12.00 Permanent Identifiers for Scientific Data at CSCS / Mario Valle (CSCS Swiss National Supercomputing Centre)

12.00-13.30 Lunch

PIDs in Action

13.30-14.00 First Experiences with ePIC Persistent Identifiers in the openBIS Research Data Management System / Henry Lütcke (ETH Zurich, Scientific IT Services)

14.00-14.30 Asclepias Project - Software Citation/ Lars Nielsen (CERN)

14.30-15.00 What you cite is what you get: verifiable addressing of immutable, self-describing research data / Eoghan Ó Carragáin (University College Cork Library)

15.00-15.30 Coffee Break

PIDs on the Blockchain

15.30-16.00 OriginStamp: Trusted Time Stamping via the Bitcoin Blockchain / Bela Gipp (University of Wuppertal & Origin Stamp)

16.00-16.30 BlockChain and the ETH-Library - take part, watch and learn / Sven Koesling (ETH Zurich, ETH Library)

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