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Connected Open Identifiers for Discovery, Access and Use of Research Resources

Objective

The goal of the FREYA consortium is to iteratively extend a robust environment for Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) into a core component of European and global research e-infrastructures. The resulting FREYA services will cover a wide range of resources in the research and innovation landscape and enhance the links between them so that they can be exploited in many disciplines and research processes. This will provide an essential building block of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). Moreover, the FREYA project will establish an open, sustainable, and trusted framework for collaborative self-governance of PIDs and services built on them.

FREYA capitalises on the successes of the THOR project and will build on the core services of the existing trusted PID systems of the project partners, developing them in the context of established community-based services and more widely through the EOSC. The FREYA e-infrastructure components will be built on technologies and services that are already well proven. New services, and new PID types, will be introduced and moved up the scale of Technology Readiness Levels, so that the emerging e-infrastructure services are prototyped and positioned for evolution beyond the end of the FREYA project.

The vision of FREYA is built on three key ideas: the PID Graph, PID Forum and PID Commons. The PID Graph connects and integrates PID systems to create an information map of relationships across PIDs that provides a basis for new services. The PID Forum is a stakeholder community, whose members collectively oversee the development and deployment of new PID types; it will be strongly linked to the Research Data Alliance (RDA). The sustainability of the PID infrastructure resulting from FREYA beyond the lifetime of the project itself is the concern of the PID Commons, defining the roles, responsibilities and structures for good self-governance based on consensual decision-making.

Call for proposal

H2020-EINFRA-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-EINFRA-2017

Coordinator

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
Net EU contribution
€ 868 750,00
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
United Kingdom

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 537 500,00
Address
96 Euston Road
NW1 2DB London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Australia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Wellington Road
3800 Victoria

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 26 250,00
ORGANISATION EUROPEENNE POUR LA RECHERCHE NUCLEAIRE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 826 750,00
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneve 23

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Genève
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DATACITE-INTERNATIONAL DATA CITATION INITIATIVE EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 877 500,00
Address
Welfengarten 1 B Technische Informationsbibliothek
30167 Hannover

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Region
Niedersachsen Hannover Region Hannover
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 853 150,00
Address
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Heidelberg, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 492 500,00
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen

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Region
Bremen Bremen Bremen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 89 967,50
PUBLISHERS INTERNATIONAL LINKING ASSOCIATION INC NON PROFIT CORPORATION
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 37 500,00
ORCID INC.
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
10411 Motor City Drive Suite 750
20817 Bethesda Md

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Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 43 750,00
KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 542 500,00
Address
Kloveniersburgwal 29 Het Trippenhuis
1011 JV Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HINDAWI LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
3rd Floor Adam House 1 Fitzroy Square
W1T 5HF London

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 50 000,00