Project ODIN

Project information 

ODIN stands for ORCID and DataCite Interoperability Network. ODIN was a two-year project funded by the European Commission’s ‘Coordination and Support Action’ under the FP7 programme which started in September 2012.

ODIN built on the ORCID and DataCite initiatives to uniquely identify scientists and data sets and connect this information across multiple services and infrastructures for scholarly communication. It addressed  some of the critical open questions in the area related to referencing a data object, tracking of use and re-use and links between a data object, subsets, articles, rights statements and every person involved in its life-cycle. You can find more information on the project outputs and deliverables on the ODIN publications page.


The British Library

Australian National Data Service 

Cornell University Library (arXiv) 

International Data Citation Initiative (DataCite)

European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)


Duke University (Dryad Digital Repository)

Open Researcher & Contributor ID initiative (ORCID EU)