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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) system for research data

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DOI Guide

This Guide is intended for researchers and eResearch infrastructure support providers. It covers:

  • Digital Object Identifier system (DOI)
  • Advantages of using a DOI to cite research data
  • The ANDS DOI minting service.

Key messages

  • DOIs can be created for data sets and associated outputs (eg grey literature, workflows, algorithms, software etc) - DOIs for data are equivalent with DOIs for other scholarly publications
  • DOIs enable accurate data citation and bibliometrics (both metrics and altmetrics)
  • Resolvable DOIs provide easy online access to research data for discovery, attribution and reuse
  • DOIs are a persistent identifier and as such carry expectations of curation, persistent access and rich metadata

DOI Guide