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Identifiers for the 21st century : how to design, provision, and reuse persistent identifiers to maximize utility and impact of life science data

dc.contributor.authorMcMurry, Julie A.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorJuty, Nicken_ZA
dc.contributor.authorBlomberg, Niklasen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorBurdett, Tonyen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorConlin, Tomen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorConte, Nathalieen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorCourtot, Melanieen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorDeck, Johnen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorDumontier, Michelen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorFellows, Donal K.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorGonzalez-Beltran, Alejandraen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorGormanns, Philippen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorGrethe, Jeffreyen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorHastings, Jannaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorHeriche, Jean-Karimen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorHermjakob, Henningen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorIson, Jon C.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorJimenez, Rafael C.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorJupp, Simonen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorKunze, Johnen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorLaibe, Camilleen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorLe Novere, Nicolasen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMalone, Jamesen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Maria Jesusen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMcEntyre, Johanna R.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Chrisen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMuilu, Juhaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMuller, Wolfgangen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRocca-Serra, Philippeen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSansone, Susanna-Assuntaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSariyar, Muraten_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSnoep, Jacky L.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSoiland-Reyes, Stianen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorStanford, Natalie J.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSwainston, Neilen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorWashington, Nicoleen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Alan R.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorWimalaratne, Sarala M.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorWinfree, Lilly M.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorWolstencroft, Katherineen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorGoble, Caroleen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMungall, Christopher J.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorHaende, Melissa A.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorParkinson, Helenen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-09T10:32:24Z
dc.date.available2018-11-09T10:32:24Z
dc.date.issued2017-06-29
dc.identifier.citationMcMurry, J. A., et al. 2017. Identifiers for the 21st century : how to design, provision, and reuse persistent identifiers to maximize utility and impact of life science data. PLOS Biology, 15(6): e2001414, doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2001414en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1545-7885 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1544-9173 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.1371/journal.pbio.2001414
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/104663
dc.descriptionCITATION: McMurry, J. A., et al. 2017. Identifiers for the 21st century : how to design, provision, and reuse persistent identifiers to maximize utility and impact of life science data. PLOS Biology, 15(6): e2001414, doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.2001414.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://journals.plos.org/plosbiologyen_ZA
dc.description.abstractIn many disciplines, data are highly decentralized across thousands of online databases (repositories, registries, and knowledgebases). Wringing value from such databases depends on the discipline of data science and on the humble bricks and mortar that make integration possible; identifiers are a core component of this integration infrastructure. Drawing on our experience and on work by other groups, we outline 10 lessons we have learned about the identifier qualities and best practices that facilitate large-scale data integration. Specifically, we propose actions that identifier practitioners (database providers) should take in the design, provision and reuse of identifiers. We also outline the important considerations for those referencing identifiers in various circumstances, including by authors and data generators. While the importance and relevance of each lesson will vary by context, there is a need for increased awareness about how to avoid and manage common identifier problems, especially those related to persistence and web-accessibility/resolvability. We focus strongly on web-based identifiers in the life sciences; however, the principles are broadly relevant to other disciplines.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2001414
dc.format.extent18 pagesen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen_ZA
dc.subjectLife science dataen_ZA
dc.subjectIdentifier qualitiesen_ZA
dc.subjectDigital Object Identifiersen_ZA
dc.subjectIdentifiers -- Designen_ZA
dc.subjectWeb-based identifiersen_ZA
dc.titleIdentifiers for the 21st century : how to design, provision, and reuse persistent identifiers to maximize utility and impact of life science dataen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderAuthors retain copyrighten_ZA


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