PID and Metadata Services of the PID Competence Center

Persistent identifiers (PIDs) are an essential part of open and innovative scientific practice. They contribute significantly to improve networking and transparency of research activities and the scientific objects, persons and institutions linked to them. The TIB Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology recognised the potential of PIDs early on and registered the first Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for research data in 2004 as part of a DFG-funded project. Building on its pioneering position in the PID field, TIB has expanded its involvement in initiatives aiming to establish open, non-commercial PID systems. Now TIB offers a comprehensive range of services and advice for researchers and scientific institutions on the subject of PIDs and metadata. Research institutions have been able to use TIB's DOI service for registering research data since 2010.
Since 2016, TIB leads the ORCID DE consortium. As the national contact point for ORCID integration, we support universities, research institutions as well as academic initiatives and societies based in Germany.

What Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) are, what they are good for and other interesting information can be found here: Persistent Identifiers. Your institution would like to register DOIs? You are welcome to join the national TIB DOI Consortium.
Do you want to implement ORCID in your institution? Benefit from the experience of the ORCID DE consortium. Would you like to learn more about metadata and metadata best practices? Feel free to contact us: Metadata Service.

If you have any questions or suggestions in the area of PIDs and metadata, we are happy to help: pidtibeu