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Persistent Identifiers: RAiD

What is RAiD?

  • RAiD is a unique, persistent, international identifier (PID) specifically for research projects.
  • It acts as a container for the activities carried out throughout a research project, collecting identifiers for people (ORCiDs), publications, instruments and institutions that are involved. 
  • RAiD can be used by HEIs, and funders and the information which is contained within the ID can be used to give a full picture of the impact and return on investment of the grant. 
  • It facilitates the linking of research activities to research inputs and outputs such as data, publications and people.

How it works?

RAiD is comprised of two parts:

  1. The RAiD handle &
  2. The RAiD metadata envelope. 

The RAiD handle is a string of numbers that is minted via the RAiD API. It is persistent and unique.

The metadata envelope records time/date stamped PIDs for:

  • Funders

  • Organisations

  • Collaborators

  • Tools and Services

  • Data

​​RAiD is one of the Identifier Services owned and offered by the Australian Research Data Commons.