PID Strategy of Dutch Research Council (NWO)

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has published its Persistent Identifier (PID) strategy to improve its capacity for analysing the impact of research. In the Persistent Identifier (PID) strategy NWO describes how it will gradually implement PIDs in the coming years. PIDs are an increasingly important component of scholarly communication because of the increased digitisation of research. They ensure that research is findable and contribute to save researchers time and effort.

The NWO PID strategy can be summarised by the following five recommendations:

  1. Implement ORCID ID for researchers into grant application, peer review, and project reporting workflows.
  2. Implement Crossref Grant ID in grant application and project reporting workflows.
  3. Implement research organisation IDs in grant application and project reporting workflows.
  4. Contribute to shaping the national PID landscape by participating in the ORCID-NL consortium and in a future PID Advisory Board.
  5. Collaborate with other funders in the international PID landscape, for instance within the context of Science Europe.

The NWO PID Strategy can be found at:


Thanks so much for sharing this Rene - and for the helpful summary of recommendations!