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The webinar showcases how the use of Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) can ensure that data and research is properly identified and cited. It also offers a look at how the UK Data Archive implemented a DOI system including the challenges, barriers and solutions.
The DOI framework developed by DataCite is an international standard for identifying digital objects (any entity that is for use on digital networks). A Digital Object Identifier ensures that an object is always located properly, even if its location changes. This means that a researcher can remain confident that a citation will always refer to the original object. The UK Data Archive has been working closely with DataCite to create its own unique methodology for citing data in its collection.
The UK Data Archive manages, shares and preserves digital objects. It currently has over 5,200 catalogued collections of files (or studies). As a key part of the management process, each study is assigned a unique identifier within the Archive to allow researchers to cite the work in their own publications.
DataCite was founded by organisations from six countries, including the British Library, to establish research data as legitimate, citable, and capable of verification and re-use.
The issue of persistent identifiers is critical to the success of anyone seeking to track and understand the impact of digital data and the research that cites it.
- Sharon Bolton, Data Services Manager, UK Data Archive
- Louise Corti, Director Research Data Management Support Services, Outreach & Training and Qualidata, UK Data Archive
What will you learn or take away?
Participants will learn:
- what persistent identifiers such as DOI are, how they work and why they are important for data
- how the UK Data Archive implemented a DOI system and the associated barriers, challenges and solutions
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Who should attend
- Digital data archivists
- Data scientists
- Those who support researchers
- Data providers