New Blog: Introducing the PID Services Registry

Datacite is pleased to announce the launch of the new persistent identifier (PID) services registry available at, a new service to find services built upon different PIDs from core technology providers and those who integrate from across a variety of disciplinary areas. This is a combined effort across multiple organizations as part of the EC-funded FREYA project grant (777523) with the aim of furthering discoverability of PIDs and the services that are built upon them.

The PID Services Registry provides an easy way to look up existing PID services. To ensure persistence and discoverability of the services, services are registered with a DOI and DOI metadata (using the resourceTypeGeneral “Service”), and are thus backed by existing DOI infrastructure.