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Persistent Identifier Registration Tool

June 16, 2022

The USGS uses persistent identifiers (PIDs) to make our research more Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR). The Persistent Identifier Registration (PIR) Tool allows users to generate or register unique PIDs and unique persistent URLs (PURLs) for metadata records and images.  

The PIR Tool should not be used to generate PIDs for data releases, software releases or publications.