The new platform is now available at
We will be switching to the new platform on the 17th of June 2019. The old platform and the services will continue to work at till the end of the year. is an established resolving system that enables the referencing of data for the scientific community, with a current focus on the Life Sciences domain. It handles persistent identifiers in the form of URIs and CURIEs. This allows the referencing of data in both a location-independent and resource-dependent manner. The provision of resolvable identifiers (URLs) fits well with the Semantic Web vision, and the Linked Data initiative.

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Meta-resolvers share a common prefix registry with, based at the California Digital Library, enabling users to resolve Compact Identifiers using the or meta-resolver.