Webinar@AIMS_Assigning Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to Plant Genetic Resources



The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) calls for the contribution of non confidential information about the Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA) to the Global Information System (GLIS) to facilitate access to such information by any party interested. The foundation of GLIS is the accurate identification of the PGRFA to which the information is associated. After extensive research and consultation, DOIs have been selected as the Permanent Unique Identifier of choice for GLIS.

The webinar describes the challenges that the GLIS team of the ITPGRFA has faced as well as the benefits that the GLIS user community will receive by the adoption of DOIs.


You will receive an overview of the ITPGRFA and GLIS. You will also have a better understanding of the process of applying DOIs to a physical object such as a PGRFA, and you will see how the adoption of a Permanent Unique Identifier promotes the exchange of information among researchers.