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Digital Research Alliance of Canada funding for the canadian Persistent Identifier consortia -

The ORCID-CA, DataCite Canada Consortium Governing Committees, and Canadian Persistent Identifier Advisory Committee (CPIDAC), have announced funding from the Digital Research Alliance of Canada for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.

These funds will offset ORCID-CA and DataCite Canada Consortium member fees and support the ongoing development and implementation of a National Persistent Identifier (PID) Strategy. This applies to the 2023 DataCite Canada Consortium license year and the 2022-2023 ORCID-CA license year.

As a result of this funding, ORCID-CA member fees are offset by approximately half; DataCite Canada fees are offset by as much as 90%, equitably distributed across the DataCite Canada Consortium membership based on the number of DOIs registered annually.

In addition, funding from the Alliance will enable the Canadian PID community, governed through the CPIDAC, to embark on the development of a Canadian PID Strategy. Through this initiative, CPIDAC aim to develop a set of case studies and PID applications and workflows, as well as engagement materials and community-defined priorities and investment strategies to integrate PIDs fully within the Canadian research ecosystem.

Canadian institutions interested in joining ORCID-CA or DataCite Canada are encouraged to visit the CRKN website to learn more about the benefits of joining, including dedicated bilingual support, premium ORCID Member API credentials, Canadian-specific presentations, and more.

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