The Party Infrastructure Project will provide the research sector with tools to better manage identities for researchers and research organisations. In particular, data managers will be able to match their researcher records with existing People Australia records and be able to create new People Australia records. In both cases they will be able to obtain a persistent identifier for the party. These tools will encourage better management and curation of data generated by Australian research and support the long-term access, use and re-use of this data.
The project will involve consultation with the research sector so that improvements can be made to the People Australia identity matching service and the rules refined to cater for the sector's specific needs.