I’m a person whose happy place is a mythical wonderland of orderly, correctly filed information, traceable data records, comprehensive style templates and all-round resource efficiency. I know – a real party animal! Which is why I was drawn into Andrea Chiarelli’s post in ‘Research Information’, which explains the beauty of metadata and digital object identifiers and why they’re absolutely vital for safeguarding research integrity. Read the whole post at: https://www.researchinformation.info/analysis-opinion/silent-yet-indispensable