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Identifiers for the 21st century: How to design, provision, and reuse persistent identifiers to maximize utility and impact of life science data

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In many disciplines, data are highly decentralized across thousands of online databases (repositories, registries, and knowledgebases). Wringing value from such databases depends on the discipline of data science and on the humble bricks and mortar that make integration possible; identifiers are a core component of this integration infrastructure. Drawing on our experience and on work by other groups, we outline 10 lessons we have learned about the identifier qualities and best practices that...

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10.1371/journal.pbio.2001414

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Sub department:
Oxford e-Research Centre
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Sub department:
Oxford e-Research Centre
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Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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BB/L005050/1 “ELIXIR-UK, Manchester”). Received by SA Sansone, A Gonzalez-Beltran, C Goble
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National Institutes of Health
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U54AI117925 “CEDAR” Received by M Dumontier, SA Sansone, A Gonzalez-Beltran, P Rocca-Serra
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
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Volume:
15
Issue:
6
Article number:
e2001414
Publication date:
2017-06-29
Acceptance date:
2017-05-01
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1545-7885
ISSN:
1544-9173
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pubs:702481
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uuid:ac685fe3-fe8a-445e-a39f-f09b50fcbc30
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702481
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2017-06-30

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