RAiD is a Persistent IDentifier for research projects

It connects researchers, institutions, outputs and tools to give oversight across the whole research activity and make reporting and data provenance clear and easy. 

How Does it work?

A RAiD has two parts: The RAiD handle and the RAiD metadata envelope. 


The RAiD handle is a string of numbers that is minted via the RAiD API. It is persistent and unique.


The metadata envelope records time/date stamped PIDs for:

  • Funders

  • Organisations

  • Collaborators

  • Tools and Services

  • Data

RAiD is one of the Identifier Services owned and offered by the ARDC

Explainer Video 

Research Activity Identifier (RAiD) 2021