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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.

Coordinator

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

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Polaris House North Star Avenue
Sn2 1fl Swindon

United Kingdom

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 868 750

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

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Polaris House North Star Avenue
Sn2 1sz Swindon

United Kingdom

Activity type

Research Organisations

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THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 537 500

MONASH UNIVERSITY

Australia

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 826 750

DATACITE – INTERNATIONAL DATA CITATION INITIATIVE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 877 500

EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 853 150

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 492 500

PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE

United States

PUBLISHERS INTERNATIONAL LINKING ASSOCIATION INC NON PROFIT CORPORATION

United States

ORCID INC.

United States

KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 542 500

HINDAWI LIMITED

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 777523

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2017

  • End date

    30 November 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.4.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 246 117,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 998 650

Coordinated by:

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom