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The Adoption of Persistent Identifiers in MENA: Challenges and Opportunities

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Join us in 2 weeks to learn about the role of persistent identifiers in Open Science and how they can improve research infrastructures across the Arab world!

The Adoption of Persistent Identifiers in MENA: Challenges and Opportunities is a 1.5-hour workshop that aims to introduce participants to the use of Persistent Identifier (PIDs) in Open Research practices across the MENA region, looking at what they offer to the research infrastructure and to the scientific community as a whole.

‘The Adoption of Persistent Identifier (PIDs) in MENA: Challenges and Opportunities’ will present the current challenges and solutions presented when implementing PIDs in the MENA region. Participants will gain an understanding of the global Open Infrastructure landscape and how PIDs are being used on global and national levels. They will also learn about DataCite’s role in fostering the adoptions of PIDs, improving accessibility, and enabling communities in lesser represented regions to further benefit from our open infrastructure services through the Global Access Program (GAP).

What you will learn:

  • Introduction to PIDs
  • Global landscape for PIDs adoptions
  • Regional challenges (awareness and technical)
  • DataCite’s role in fostering the regional adoptions
  • Global Access Program
  • MENA Case Studies