Register data

Register data

Reliable identification and citation of a research dataset, especially one which has been used to answer a particular research question, is presently limited. Even with well agreed standards, classic bibliographic methods of data citation have their limits when research datasets have been used several times or are stored in different locations.

One viable solution to this problem is the use of specific persistent identifiers. The DOI-system (Digital Object Identifier system), administered by the International DOI Foundation (IDF), offers an excellent outlook for both prevalence and persistence.

As members of DataCite the Leibniz-institutions GESIS and ZBW (German National Library of Economics) offer all that is necessary for allocating DOI-names.

We offer additional useful information on applications for and the registration of DOI-names:

What is a DOI?

Why do I need a DOI?

From DOI to dataset

DOI and metadata

How do I obtain a DOI name for my data?  ⇒  obtain a user account