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Towards globally unique identification of physical samples: Governance and technical implementation of the igsn global sample number

Klump, Jens; Lehnert, Kerstin; Ulbricht, Damian; Devaraju, Anusuriya; Elger, Kirsten; Fleischer, Dirk; Ramdeen, Sarah; Wyborn, Lesley


Persistent unique identifiers (PID) are a critical element in digital research data infrastructure to unambiguously identify, locate, and cite digital representations of a growing range of entities – publications, data, instruments, organizations, funding awards, field programs, and others. The IGSN was developed as the International Geo Sample Number to provide a persistent, globally unique, web resolvable identifier for physical samples. IGSN is both a governance and technical system for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Data Science Journal
DOI: 10.5334/DSJ-2021-033
Access Rights: Open Access


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