6. Ensuring Your Research is Discoverable and Citable

Persistent Identifiers (PIDs)

A persistent identifier (PID) is a digital and resolvable reference to a person, a place or a thing. Persistent identifiers help accurate mapping of information between the systems and support the research process by facilitating search, discovery, recognition, and collaboration.

The Main PIDs

Examples of common PIDs used in research are:

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)

ORCID Identifier (iD)