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Research Data Services

Data services at UNO Libraries.

Create Open Data

One of the key principles of Open Data is that it is findable. One way to make this research findable, is through giving a Digital Object Identifier to data.

A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a persistent identifier that provides an unchanging address for digital objects that are accessible via the internet. For instance, DOIs are commonly used to create a unique path to articles or datasets, though they can be used for other types of publications such as audio-visual content. Whereas the address for certain webpages may change, DOIs provide a more stable link to content.

When publishing, the organization you are publishing with may automatically apply a DOI to your work. In some instances, however, a publisher may request that you apply a DOI to your work; for instance, if you are submitting a dataset to them and need to make it available online. You can request a DOI for your research by contacting the UNO Libraries' Institutional Repository Coordinator.