Defining the Future of the IGSN as a Global Persistent Identifier for Material Samples

IGSN 2040 is a project funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to re-design and mature the existing organization and technical architecture of the IGSN to create a global, scalable, and sustainable technical and organizational infrastructure for persistent unique identifiers (PID) of material samples. 

Expected project outcomes

    • Establish a solid, executable plan for the future of the IGSN.
    • Enable new organizations to participate easily and with confidence.
    • Create outcomes which will be applicable to other PID systems.

The key objectives of the IGSN 2040 project are to develop a strategic plan and a roadmap that will guide the IGSN system in its next chapter.

See Zenodo for presentations and outcomes related to this project.