Universität Bonn

Research Data Service Center

DOI Service

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We offer the allocation of Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for university research data repositories and databases to make published research data addressable and citable in the long term.

A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a persistent identifier (PID) that provides a permanent link to a digital object such as a publication or dataset. Unlike a simple web address (URL), a PID provides a long-term stable address (persistent) and a unique identifier that redirects to the current URL of the dataset or publication. Long-term findability of datasets is a key criterion for citable data publications according to the FAIR principles. DOIs are among the most common PIDs for research data (for further information see our RDM recommendations for action).

The DOI service is aimed at university institutions that maintain infrastructures for the publication of research data. As a member of the DOI consortium of the Hochschulbibliothekszentrum NRW (hbz), we can provide these infrastructures with the opportunity to allocate DOIs via DataCite. The DOIs can be created automatically or manually.

 It is assumed that the DataCite requirements for DOI allocation are implemented by the infrastructure. In particular, datasets must contain metadata according to the DataCite Schema. In addition, the long-term operation of the respective publication infrastructure must be ensured.

The service usage is free for up to 500 DOIs per year*.

*The usage of the service requires the preparation of an individual written agreement. Please contact us if you would like to use the DOI Service.

Please note, that the service does not provide DOIs for individual publications on websites and is not a service for storing, publishing, or archiving your research data. For these, our institutional repository bonndata, the RADAR repository, or further storage options may be helpful.

The publication server bonndoc

The research data repository bonndata

Contact person

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Jan Kenter

Contact person for all questions related to the DOI Service
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