D5.1 Gap analysis and draft roadmap

During the first year of ODIN several steps have been taken to study the strengths and weaknesses in PIDs across disciplines and stakeholder groups. Particular emphasis has been given to the opportunities ahead – the potential that can be unlocked by an open and interoperable PID framework in Europe and beyond.

To do so, a continuous exchange with experts and users of PIDs has been in the focus during this first year. This has happened during selected events, as well as dedicated interviews and literature review. As the core result a SWOT analysis is presented, as well as a concise gap analysis. The report concludes with recommended actions to address the main gaps.

The analysis highlights that the gaps must be addressed urgently and mainly in a collaborative manner. An open, global and interoperable PID layer could unlock the full potential of Open Science if all stakeholder groups and disciplines are involved.