Join FREYA partners at Digital Infrastructures for Research 2018
Oct 04, 2018   Christine Ferguson (EMBL-EBI)

This month the annual DI4R meeting takes place in Lisbon on the theme ‘Challenges for Research Communities around Open Science’. The conference will bring together stakeholders across the scholarly research community in Europe to talk about Open science.


FREYA colleagues, Christine Ferguson, at the EMBL-EBI, in Hinxton (UK), Eliane Fankhauser, at DANS (The Netherlands), Simon Lambert and Brian Matthews both at th...

FREYA in practice: Linking research output in the Dutch national science portal
Aug 30, 2018   Ricarda Braukmann & Chris Baars (DANS-KNAW)

One of the FREYA partners is DANS, the Netherlands institute for permanent access to digital research resources. DANS provides several services for the research community, including the national portal for scientific information, NARCIS. This portal provides information on Dutch (open access) publications, datasets, researchers, scientific institutes and projects.

Linking datasets and publications

Within FREYA, DANS is working on improving the connections between the di...

Engaging with FREYA: five ways to stay up to date about the project’s developments
Jul 17, 2018   Eliane Fankhauser & Ricarda Braukmann (DANS-KNAW)

The FREYA project runs now for a bit over half a year and our team is working hard on extending and improving the infrastructure for persistent identifiers (PIDs). To keep the community informed about FREYA’s work and progress, we use several social media channels for dissemination.

These are five ways to follow us and stay up to date:


[1] Website: Our most important communication medium is our project we...

Introduction to the FREYA Ambassadors’ Programme
Jul 09, 2018   Sarah Steward (British Library)

May 3rd, 2018 saw the launch of the FREYA Ambassadors’ programme, via an introductory webinar hosted by the British Library. The FREYA Ambassadors programme will continue and expand on the Ambassador programme introduced by the earlier THOR project. Engaging with the community is a core principle of the FREYA Project and the Ambassadors’ programme will ensure a close dialogue with that community.

Simon Lambert (STFC, 0000-0001-9570-8121) opened the webinar with an introduction to the FREYA project from a global perspective, introdu...

Linking as the common factor: FREYA at the 11th RDA Plenary
Mar 29, 2018   Ricarda Braukmann (DANS-KNAW)

The new secretary general of the RDA, Hilary Hanahoe, chose to open the 11th plenary  in Berlin with a poetic comparison. Like an orchestra, she said, the members are a collective group of passionates who play for their audiences everywhere in the world. After some jokes about the still not finished new airport Berlin-Tegel by the local and the national State Secretary and an engaging panel discussion during which Klaus Tochtermann (ZWB) stated that partners are working hard not to let the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) become the European Open Science Chao...

PIDapalooza 2018: A PID for everything and everything in its PID
Feb 28, 2018   the FREYA team
PIDapalooza 2018: A PID for everything and everything in its PID

The second PIDapalooza Festival, co-organised by California Digital Library, Crossref, DataCite, and ORCID, took place from 23-24 January 2018 in Girona, Spain, with 180+ participants from 23 countries and six continents. FREYA team members were there, and lots of the discussions were relevant for the project. Here we report on just a few points of interest - most presentations are available via the Figshare repository.


As a festival for pe...