Persistent Identifiers

Persistent Identifiers

CSC offers national services for persistent identifiers. We focus on identifiers for research data used by research data management services.

Persistent identifiers enable sustainable interoperability, individualisation of information and citations. As a basic building block of the FAIR data principles they play an important role in responsible research data management.

CSC coordinates the DataCite Finland consortium and is a member of the ePIC consortium, and it can provide Handle identifiers, such as DOI. Several services at CSC also utilise URN identifiers offered by the National Library of Finland.

Our basic services do not include training or extensive consultation, but we coordinate the open national PID Network and provide support in choosing the right PID solutions.

The common metadata format for research datasets DataCite requires DOI as part of the metadata. The DOI is also often used in data citation.

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