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EZID Service Update: January 2013


Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • EZID’s Outreach Materials were updated with new content including a professionally designed flyer and an EZID poster for use at events and conferences. These join the EZID postcard on the EZID Outreach page ( All these items are customizable with your contact information for local outreach activities.
  • EZID published an updated Roadmap of Enhancements and Developments ( for 2013. You are invited to send questions and suggestions to

EZID Partners and Clients

Our current EZID clients include academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations and a commercial entity. Bolded entries are new additions since our last update.

Service Description

EZID (easy-eye-dee) is a production service that gives researchers the ability to create and manage long-term identifiers so that they can to track usage, get credit for their work, share their data, and have the data reused for additional research. As a result, EZID identifiers also make it possible to increase citations, to build on previous work, to conduct new research, and avoid duplicating previous efforts.

EZID Service Manager

Joan Starr or

EZID Training Materials, Guides, FAQs and Webinars

More information about EZID is available by sending an inquiry to See also EZID outreach and webinars: (

Service Monitoring and Availability

Since June 25, 2010, EZID has had an uptime performance of 99.9%. Check the CDL system status page at