IGSN is a globally unique and persistent identifier for material samples.

Samples are a basic element for reference, study, and experimentation in many scientific disciplines, especially in

    • natural and environmental sciences
    • material sciences
    • agriculture
    • physical anthropology
    • archaeology
    • biomedicine

The IGSN e.V. is the implementation organization of the IGSN.

It is an international, non-profit organization which operates a central registration system for IGSNs.  IGSNs resolve to persistent landing pages, which are managed by the federated IGSN Allocating Agents.

See our GitHub repository for more information about the IGSN e.V. and IGSNs.