Freya Project

FREYA Knowledge Hub

Welcome to the FREYA Knowledge Hub, the Persistent Identifier (PID) Platform.

The Knowledge Hub is designed to help people understand what persistent identifiers are, why they exist, and how to use them for research. It began with FREYA's predecessor, the THOR project, and is continually being updated.

You'll find comprehensive guides and webinars to help you start working with persistent identifiers as quickly as possible, and there’s support if you get stuck. If you’re new to PIDs, start with our introduction then move on to the section most relevant to you.

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About the FREYA project

FREYA is a three-year project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme. It follows the successful THOR project. The FREYA team is comprised of project partners across Europe, the United States and Australia.

Given the sheer volume of research data stored and shared globally each year, we need reliably traceable and connected research records. The aim of the FREYA project is to see persistent identifiers (PIDs) adopted by researchers in all disciplines as an essential part of sharing and preserving their work.

The FREYA Project will open the way to exciting new research questions and methods, less duplication and more collaboration as well as accurate citation and attribution for researchers. It will result in improved discovery, navigation, retrieval and access to research resources in the EU and around the world.

Programme of work

The programme of work for FREYA is divided into a series of work packages:

WP1

Project Management

Project management for FREYA (2017-2020)

WP2

PID Core Services

Improving and harmonising existing PID services

WP3

New PID Types

Developing and delivering new PID services to meet researcher needs

WP4

PID Graph

Joining PID services and providing a visual representation of links between researchers, publications and data

WP5

Engagement

Building a community of practice to test, discuss, share and use PIDs

WP6

Sustainability

Establishing open, inclusive governance structures and mechanisms for the sustainability of PID services beyond the life of the project

Alongside this programme we have a fantastic group of FREYA Ambassadors - data specialists and researchers who are engaged with us and are helping us to share the work we're doing. See our website for more information about the Ambassador Programme.