The ODIN project organizes its 1st year event at CERN. It will start with an almost two-day-long codesprint. The results from it will be presented at the ODIN 1st year “Big Bang” public conference on the following day (17th October). On this occasion ODIN will share and discuss its results with innovators in the field of information science and scholarly communication. Keynotes will set the scene for in-depth discussions of the latest ODIN research. Different stakeholeder groups will present their views.
We are looking forward to welcoming you at CERN.
The ODIN Project
ODIN (ORCID and DataCite Interoperability Network) is a two-year project which started in September 2012, funded by the European Commission’s ‘Coordination and Support Action’ under the FP7 programme. ODIN makes the next step towards increasing the interoperability of persistent author and object identifiers; this is being done with an interdisciplinary consortium that undertakes studies with a focus on disciplines specific aspects. The project will inform the work of the European commission by developing a gap analysis and roadmap.
The project partners are Australian National Data Services (ANDS), the British Library, CERN, the Cornell University Library (arXiv), the International Data Citing Initiative (DataCite), Duke University (Dryad Digital Repository), and the Open Researcher and Contributor ID Initiative (ORCID).
Why is this of interest?
Research data and other scholarly outputs are shared to facilitate future reuse and reinterpretation. It is now expected to track the sharing and the reuse of such materials, in particular research data. This is not yet possible - on disciplinary layers and also on an interdisciplinary, global scale. The different stakeholder groups involved in scholarly communication need to understand what hinders an interoperable framework of persistent identification that allows such tracking. ODIN studies what kind of barriers the individual groups encounter and how these could be resolved to enable an interoperable layer of persistent identification on a European and global scale. Special emphasis is given to DataCite and ORCID and their interoperability with other PI systems.
The results of the first year of ODIN research will form a main part on the first year event. It will be a forum to discuss the latest developments with leading experts in the field. The codesprint beforehand allows a "hands-on experience" with interoperable persistent identifiers based on the ODIN work.