Identifiers.org enables the referencing of data for the life sciences community. It handles persistent identifiers in the form of Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), a string of characters used to identify a resource eg http://identifiers.org/pdb/2gc4 and Compact URIs (CURIEs) a generic, abbreviated syntax eg pdb:2gc4. This allows the referencing of data in both a location-independent and resource-dependent manner. Provision of resolvable identifiers fits well with the Semantic Web vision, and the Linked Data initiative.
Sarala Wimalaratne (EMBL-EBI) presents the outcomes from the Identifiers Implementation Study, which aims to establish ldentifiers.org as a stable ELIXIR system for uniform identifier resolution of major bioinformatics resources (with a focus on ELIXIR reference resources).
ELIXIR Webinars usually take place every third Wednesday of the month 15.00 CET and are open for anyone to join. Upcoming webinars.