See the LDaCA Glossary for definitions of key terms and concepts.
How do I get a DOI for my dataset?
Through the collection’s custodial organisation:
Identify the collection’s custodial organisation – a university or research organisation that funded, sponsored, published, approved, or has a current or historical stakeholder interest in the research project that collected the data.
In many cases, contacting the university library about getting a DOI for a dataset is a good starting point. Alternatively, an enquiry may be made with the research repository of the custodial organisation regarding options for getting a DOI.
An example of a collection DOI obtained via the university library is Sydney Speaks at the Australian National University (ANU), which can be viewed here: Sydney Speaks DOI landing page. The ANU Library administers and manages the landing pages for ANU DOIs.
- If unsure whether any of the above applies to your context, please contact LDaCA to discuss PIDs for your data.