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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-EINFRA-2017
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinators

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

Participation ended

Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1SZ Swindon
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 0
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 868 750

Participants (11)

THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 537 500
Address
96 Euston Road
NW1 2DB London
Activity type
Research Organisations
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Australia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Wellington Road
3800 Victoria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 826 750
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Activity type
Research Organisations
DATACITE – INTERNATIONAL DATA CITATION INITIATIVE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 877 500
Address
Welfengarten 1 B Technische
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 853 150
Address
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 492 500
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE
United States
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
1160 Battery Ste 100
94111 San Francisco Ca
Activity type
Other
PUBLISHERS INTERNATIONAL LINKING ASSOCIATION INC NON PROFIT CORPORATION
United States
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Salem Street 50
01940 Lynnfield Ma
Activity type
Other
ORCID INC.
United States
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
10411 Motor City Drive Suite 750
20817 Bethesda Md
Activity type
Other
KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 542 500
Address
Kloveniersburgwal 29 Het Trippenhuis
1011 JV Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
HINDAWI LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
3Rd Floor Adam House 1 Fitzroy Square
W1T 5HF London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)