Motivation: Since its launch in 2010, Identifiers.org has become an important tool for the annotation and cross-referencing of Life Science data. In 2016, we established the Compact Identifier (CID) scheme (prefix: accession) to generate globally unique identifiers for data resources using their locally assigned accession identifiers. Since then, we have developed and improved services to support the growing need to create, reference and resolve CIDs, in systems ranging from human readable text to cloud-based e-infrastructures, by providing high availability and low-latency cloud-based services, backed by a high-quality, manually curated resource.
Results: We describe a set of services that can be used to construct and resolve CIDs in Life Sciences and beyond. We have developed a new front end for accessing the Identifiers.org registry data and APIs to simplify integration of Identifiers.org CID services with third-party applications. We have also deployed the new Identifiers.org infrastructure in a commercial cloud environment, bringing our services closer to the data.
Availabilityand implementation: https://identifiers.org.
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