THOR Final Event

Date and time: Wednesday November 15, 2017, 8.30 am- 6.30 pm CET

Location: Via Eudossiana 18, Cloister Hall, Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering, La Sapienza University, 00184 Rome, Italy

Presentation slides can be found here.



8.30-9.30: Registration

9.30-9.45: Welcome

Prof. Teodoro Valente (La Sapienza University) and Cineca  

9.45-10.15: THOR overview 

Adam Farquhar  (British Library)

10.15-11.00: Keynote: Achieving link integrity for curated collections

Herbert van de Sompel (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

11.00-11.30: Coffee break

11.30-13.00: THOR achievements and demos

  • Introduction (Markus Stocker, PANGAEA)
  • Building the human infrastructure around PID services (Maaike Duine, ORCID EU)
  • Linking data and publications: the Dryad perspective (Elizabeth Hull, DRYAD)
  • DataCite to ORCID Claiming Workflows (Martin Fenner, DataCite)
  • CERN Analysis Preservation: PIDs for open science in a closed system (Robin Dasler, CERN)
  • On the way to realising the full potential of PIDs in BioSciences – THOR work at EMBl-EBI (Guilherme De Mello, Robert Petryszak, EMBL-EBI)
  • PANGAEA Data Warehouse and Dynamic Data Identification (Markus Stocker, PANGAEA)
  • PID Service Adoption (Robin Dasler, CERN)
  • Q & A

13.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-15.00: THOR impact and community engagement

  • Introduction (Tom Demeranville, ORCID EU)
  • Federated Identity and identifiers (Tom Demeranville, ORCID EU)
  • Article-data linking workshop (Martin Fenner, DataCite)
  • Persistent Identifier Services for the Humanities (Angela Dappert, British Library)
  • Organisation Identifiers (Tom Demeranville, ORCID EU)
  • Discussions and outcomes from the HEP Community workshops (Sünje Dallmeier-Tiessen, CERN)
  • The IDeal PID world (Maaike Duine, ORCID EU)
  • Q & A

15.00-15.30: Coffee break

15.30-16:30: Panel discussion: PIDs in different communities

Moderator: Adam Farquhar (British Library)

Panel: Hannah Hope (Wellcome Trust), Clifford Tatum (CWTS), Andres Mori ( Digital Science), Erika Bilicsi (Library and information centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

16.30-17.15: Keynote: PIDs in context: Why do they matter?

Fiona Murphy (Research data and publishing consultant)

17.15-17.30: Wrap up, thanks and what’s next?

Adam Farquhar (British Library), Simon Lambert (STFC)

17.30-18.30: Networking / reception



Fiona Murphy is an independent research data and publishing consultant advising institutions, learned societies and commercial companies, Fiona is also an Associate Fellow at the University of Reading, a Board Member for the Dryad Data Repository and has written and presented widely on data publishing, open data and open science. She is a past and current member of several research projects including PREPARDE (Peer Review of Research Data in the Earth Sciences), data2paper (a cloud-based app for automating the data article submission process) and the Scholarly Commons Working Group (a FORCE11 project devising principles and practices for open science systems).


Herbert Van de Sompel is an Information Scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory where he leads the Digital Library Research & Prototyping Team. The Team does research regarding various aspects of scholarly communication in the digital age, including information infrastructure, interoperability, and digital preservation. Herbert has played a major role in creating OAI-PMH, OAI-ORE, OpenURL, the SFX linking server, the bX scholarly recommender service, info URI, Web Annotation, ResourceSync, Memento “time travel for the Web”, and, more recently, Robust Links and Signposting the Scholarly Web. He graduated in Mathematics and Computer Science at Ghent University, Belgium, and holds a Ph.D. in Communication Science (2000) from the same university.

Herbert Photo by: Elena Giglia

Hannah Hope is the Open Research Co-ordinator at Wellcome. Based within the Open Research team Hannah’s work mainly focuses on the implementation of Wellcome’s open access policy including our involvement in Europe PMC. She is also involved in a number of open research initiatives that form part of the organisations Open Research Roadmap such as Wellcome Open Research. Prior to Wellcome, Hannah worked for a UK learned society as a publisher and science communicator.

Hannah Hope

Andres Mori is the Head of Data Services at Digital Science. Andres has worked on the Global Research Identifier Database (GRID) since its inception, in various roles from data curator to product manager. He now oversees data enrichment services, manual curation projects and APIs for various products at Digital Science. He has an active interest in the use of identifiers in the scholarly infrastructure and is a member of the ORCID OrgID working group and the Crossref conference identifier working group.

Andres Mori Bio

Erika Bilicsi is the Head of Department of Library Systems & Technology of Library and Information Centre of Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She deals with guidance of open access, operating the REAL repository (Repository of the Academy’s Library) and she’s responsible for the DOI registration service in the library. She took part at the PASTEUR4OA (Open Access Policy Alignment Strategies for European Union Research) project from 2014 to 2016, which helped develop and reinforce open access strategies and policies at the national level and facilitate their coordination among all EU Member States. She’s PhD student of Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, her research field is the influence of open access to scholarly communication. She’s a member of the Open Access Research Group of the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (EURODOC).