**This event is hosted in English. If you’re interested in attending our event in Arabic, register for our December activity in partnership with DataCite**
This 1.5-hour workshop aims to introduce participants to the use of Persistent Identiﬁer (PIDs) in Open Research practices across the MENA region, looking at what they offer to the research infrastructure and to the scientiﬁc community as a whole.
‘The Adoption of Persistent Identiﬁer (PIDs) in MENA: Challenges and Opportunities’ will present the current challenges and solutions presented when implementing PIDs in the MENA region. Participants will gain an understanding of the global Open Infrastructure landscape and how PIDs are being used on global and national levels. They will also learn about DataCite’s role in fostering the adoptions of PIDs, improving accessibility, and enabling communities in lesser represented regions to further beneﬁt from our open infrastructure services through the Global Access Program (GAP).
During this workshop, we will explore the importance and beneﬁts of implementing PIDs for the entirely scholarly ecosystem, and will cover the following items:
- Introduction about PIDs
- Global landscape for PIDs adoptions
- Regional challenges (awareness and technical)
- DataCite’s role in fostering the regional adoptions
- Global Access Program
- MENA Case Studies
The event is designed for librarians, repository managers, researchers, data and information specialists, policy makers, university representatives, Open Science advocates and all stakeholders of the scholarly publishing system in the Arab world.
Timezones: 13:00pm GST (09:00am UTC)