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What is DOI?

A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a so-called ‘persistent identifier’ (PID), which is a long-lasting reference to a digital object. While a URL may expire (‘link rot’) and content on webpages may change (‘content drift’), PIDs are managed and kept up-to-date over a long period of time. The DOI of a research article or dataset will persistently link to a landing page that provides information (‘metadata’) about and access to the published article or data. PIDs are an important component of scholarly communication and help to make research output FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable).

A PhD student submitting a thesis is automatically assigned a DOI. The same goes for a researcher publishing with University of Groningen Press.

UB support ('request-a-DOI)

The UB assigns DOIs and rich metadata to deposited datasets in various UG and UMCG data repositories. This ‘request-a-DOI-service’ is offered in cooperation with DataCite, which is a leading global non-profit provider of DOIs for research data.

If you have a question regarding DOI’s or would like to know more about the request-a-DOI-service of the UB, please contact Welmoed Bekius

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