This is the home of the Persistent Identifier Registration (PIR) Tool space for FAQs and release notes.
The answer to your biggest question:
Please see the chart below for the latest information available as to the party responsible for generating the metadata PID in the PIR Tool, and inserting the PID into the metadata. We will update this chart as we receive more information.
The chart below details the responsible party for assigning a PID to a metadata record.
If your data and metadata are submitted to….
…the repository/data system will generate your metadata identifier and insert it in your final metadata record
…YOU will need to generate your metadata PID and insert it appropriately in your metadata record prior to sending it to your repository/data system
ScienceBase (through the SB Data Release process)
Alaska Science Center Repository
Coastal & Marine Geoscience Data System
Water NSDI Node
|National Geospatial Program / The National Map||X|
Approved non-USGS repository (metadata must be submitted by you to the Individual Metadata Upload (IMU) Tool)
If your repository/data system is not listed here, contact the manager of that system to determine how they intend to proceed with assignment of metadata persistent identifiers.