In all aspects of research, the amount of digitally stored data is increasing continuously. Thereby the management will be more and more complex, so that the sustainable reference to data and thus their permanent censibility represent a challenge. By a persistent identifier taking a mediator role, references, for example in scientific publications, can remain stable, even if the location of the data changes.
In DARIAH-DE, the EPIC PID service is available as a trustworthy Persistent Identifier service. This service makes possible to create, manage and resolve so-called HANDLE identifiers.