Reusing INSPIRE - Governance of Persistent Identifiers

Report: Governance of Persistent Identifiers

Published on: 18/08/2015
Last update: 06/03/2020

This report is a deliverable of ISA Action 1.17, A Reusable INSPIRE Reference Platform (ARE3NA), that supports the implementation and reuse of the INSPIRE Directive, including how components of INSPIRE such as data models can be reused to aid cross-border and cross-sector interoperability in public administrations across Europe.

The report outlines a study examining the different issues that need to be considered for the governance of identifiers for data and related resources, with a specific view on how this can apply to the INSPIRE Directive and the presentation of INSPIRE data models as linked data through RDF (as covered in another report).

Governance, in this case, addresses the four main areas of the GOFA model:

  • Governance in terms of policy and organisational issues
  • Operations (including identifier registration and long-term preservation)
  • Financing (including costs and business case)
  • Architecture (including design rules and service models)


The document highlights that most work is taking on technical interoperability issues but that organisational interoperability also needs to be considered.

Nature of documentation: Manual (technical documentation)


Type of document
European Union Public Licence, Version 1.1 or later (EUPL)