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Introduction to PIDs: What They Are and How to Use Them

Persistent Unique Identifiers (PIDs), also known as Digital Persistent Identifiers (DPIs), are globally unique, persistent, machine-resolvable digital identifiers with an associated metadata schema. A PID identifies and locates an entity regardless of where it is hosted or published and enables its unambiguous and long-term identification. PIDs are an essential component of the research ecosystem, linking  [Read more]