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PID use cases

This is a collection of good, real life scientific use cases for Persistent Identifiers.

  • Integration with Provenance tracking

  • Link all components of an experiment to the corresponding Laboratory Notebook

  • Integration with Workflow management by identifying the workflow description and the needed data and parameters

  • Data publication and research validation

  • Long term storage, migration from disk to tape (or OpenBIS Repositories)

  • Substituting custom references for data fragments (e.g., database record)

  • Identifier for Docker images

  • Identify standard training data for Deep Learning (e.g., the MNIST database of handwritten digits)

Sure, there are many more examples. If you want, send us ( the missing ones.