Erik Van Winkle is the head of business development for DeSci Labs, FAIR Implementation facilitator for the GO FAIR Foundation, and the lead of the dPID Working Group for the DeSci Foundation. His interests include metadata formatting, persistent identifier implementation, and reproducibility.

Articles by Erik Van Winkle

Guest Post — Navigating the Drift: Persistence Challenges in the Digital Scientific Record and the Promise of dPIDs

The internet was not designed to provide a permanent digital record of scientific research. This post looks at current approaches to addressing the shortcomings of the existing Internet technology, identify remaining bottlenecks, and suggest how they could be resolved. Upgrades to the backbone of the scientific record could go a long way toward addressing the replication crisis and the increasing challenges for publishers to spot fake research.