INF11 – Identifiers Programme Area

This blog post is written on behalf of JISC.

The tag for this strand is #jiscpid (JISC Persistent Identifiers). A full description of this strand is available at, and a briefing papers is available at

Who will want to bid in this strand?

  • Web managers – the Institutional Web Managers community supported by UKOLN specifically mentioned

David Flanders (who is giving this part of the briefing) is emphasising that he is very very happy for potential bidders to get in contact with him – either email or Skype (he is david.flanders on Skype) is a great way of getting in touch with him

David recommends subscribing to the Information Environment team blog

David paraphrasing from call – but highlighting the need for projects to:

Engage stakeholders in the institutions

Build consensus for structure as a data model

Communicate structure to a large audience

David suggests posting questions to the JISC Press site for the call

Q: Call implies it should be about identifiers at instituitonal level – but could it focus on a more specific set of resources?

A: As long as it is public facing and about persistent identifiers – doesn’t have to be entire website. E.g. could just be course websites

Q: There is an EC project on research identifiers – should there be a connection between bids and this recent project?

A: Looking to make projects part of larger communities – so could definitely include this, but not limited to this