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The ANDS DOI service (Cite My Data) enables research organisations to assign Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to research datasets, collections and grey literature (refer to service scope for details).

The resources assigned a DOI should be citable contributions to the scholarly record, analogous to a journal article. Other kinds of digital objects (such as web services, APIs, concepts or people) may be better identified using the ANDS Handle Service (Identify My Data).

DOIs minted via the DOI Service will resolve to the data record in the institutional repository or other location as set out in the metadata.  See example

ANDS DOI Prefixes:

  • Test: 10.5072/ (Note: DOIs with the test prefix (10.5072/) are deleted on an irregular basis therefore some updates of test DOIs may result to an error)
  • Production: 10.4225/, 10.4226/, 10.4227/

To understand the core policies underpinning the ANDS DOI Service, please read the DOI Service (Cite My Data) Policy Statement. Broadly, resources assigned DOIs should meet the following criteria:

  • Be part of the scholarly record.
  • Be persistently available.
  • Have the metadata required by the ANDS DOI service.
    Note: Organisations, including those already using Cite My Data service to assign DOIs to datasets, will be required to provide the DataCite 'resourceType' metadata element when minting DOIs for grey literature.  The 'resourceType' element will become a mandatory in v4.0 of the DataCite metadata schema.

Service scope

The DOI service is free to user for publicly funded Australian research organisations and government agencies.

Resource types in scope:

  • Research datasets and collections, associated workflows, software and models 
  • Grey literature such as theses, reports, unpublished conference papers, newsletters, creative works, preprint journal articles, technical standards and specifications for which the institutional repository is the primary publication point 

Resource types out of scope: Published peer reviewed journal articles, ephemera, teaching and learning materials and book chapters

Ways of using the service

Manual minting

  • DOI Service clients who wish to manually mint DOIs need to register in order to be authenticated by the service. Instructions on how to register go to the DOI Service (Cite My Data) Registration.
  • Authorised user's of the Australian Access Federation account must be associated with the organisation or the client and must have a valid role assigned by ANDS. Contact services@ands.org.au if you need this access.
  • The manual minting interface provided via My DOIs can only mint a single DOI at a time. Bulk DOI minting is currently not supported.
  • Detailed procedure on how to manually mint a DOI, update a DOI or view the organisation's activities or profile is available on the My DOIs (DOI Query Tool) documentation.
  • IMPORTANT: Before an institution can manually mint a production DOI, a Participant Agreement must first be signed. A scanned copy of the signed Agreement must be sent to services@ands.org.au.

Machine to machine service

  • A machine-to-machine (m2m) service with a software interface is available for organisations for which their registered research software or data archive software systems can call as part of their automated data creation or data archiving workflows. 
  • DOI Service m2m clients need to register in order to be authenticated by the service. Go to DOI Service (Cite My Data) Registration for instructions on how to register.
  • Once registered,  ANDS provides a unique application ID (appID) and/or a shared secret key that are used to identify a DOI trusted client. 
  • Only valid combinations of client IP address or shared token, the appID and the domain URL will be able to successfully mint a DOI via the m2m service.
  • The DOI Service (Cite My Data) Technical document explains in detail how this service is used.
  • IMPORTANT: Before an institution can mint a production DOI, a DOI Participant Agreement must first be signed. A scanned copy of the signed Agreement must be sent to services@ands.org.au.
  • Available Handle client tool from an ANDS partner available for reuse: DOI Scripts developed by Griffith University.