Invitation to DIGOIDUNA final event


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The European Commission (e-Infrastructures Unit) kindly invites you to attend the workshop on


Digital objects identifiers and unique author identifiers to enable services for data quality assessment, provenance and access



December 2nd, 2011 (9:00 – 11:30)

British Library Conference Centre
96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB, UK


08:45 – 09:00:  Registration and gathering together

09:00 – 09: 05: Welcome from hosting organization (DataCite)

09:05 – 09:15: Mr. Konstantinos Glinos, European Commission, Head of Unit, e-Infrastructures: Opening/ Brief overview on e-Infrastructures

09:15 – 09:20: Mr. Carlos Morais-Pires, European Commission, Project Officer, e-Infrastructures: EC and the DIGOIDUNA study

09:20 – 10:10: Prof. Paolo Bouquet, University of Trento: Digital object identifiers and unique authors identifiers to enable services for data quality assessment, provenance and access

10:10 – 10:20: DATACITE statement on the DIGOIDUNA study

10:20 – 10:30: ORCID statement on the DIGOIDUNA study

10:30 – 11:30: Q&A, feedback from experts, next steps


The strategic role of e-Science infrastructures as a crucial asset enabling European scientific advances and innovation has become a central issue in the digital agenda for Europe. These infrastructures provide a distributed virtual environment where scientific resources can be accessed, shared and exploited supporting global research collaboration and opening new frontiers to data processing and scientific discovery.

In this context, the functionality to unambiguously locate and access digital objects, associate them with the related authors and other relevant entities in the scientific production chain (e.g. collaborators, institutions, projects) becomes essential. Digital identifiers play a fundamental role in this respect, underpinning added-value services such as data quality assessment, provenance and access.

The objective of the DIGOIDUNA study is to support policy makers at European, Member State and research institution levels in assessing impacts and understanding the opportunities and challenges connected to managing digital identifiers within the context of scientific data e-infrastructures (SDIs), providing instruments to support decision-making on solutions that will have a long-lasting influence on scientific research and on the long term access, preservation and integration of valuable data and knowledge assets held within the sector.

The DIGOIDUNA final event has been organized to report and share the results of the DIGOIDUNA study and will be focused on three main areas addressed by the study:  1) analyzing the fundamental role of identifiers as enablers of value in e-infrastructures and presenting forward looking scenarios as examples of the benefits of a systematic usage of identifiers for digital objects and contributors in SDIs; 2) reporting the results of the analysis of the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) associated with establishing in Europe an open, dynamic and sustainable governance of e-infrastructure using identifiers for digital objects and contributors; 3) presenting the main challenges and recommendations which European Commission and other relevant stakeholders should address to develop an open and sustainable e-infrastructure for locators of digital objects and identifiers of authors.

More information about the DIGOIDUNA study is available at

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