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EZID Service Update — March 2013

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Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • For the 2nd month in a row, EZID Clients captured top honors when DataCite’s Managing Director Jan Brase blogged about the “most popular datasets” using DataCite Statistics. February numbers showed that 8 of the 10 most popular were EZID clients. Congratulations!
  • Along with Robert Kahn and Jan Brase, EZID lead architect John Kunze was invited to present his views on dataset identifiers in Gothenburg, Sweden, at the launch of the Research Data Alliance, an organisation that aims to accelerate and facilitate research data sharing and exchange. As a result, EZID’s scheme-agnostic N2T resolver is being considered as a candidate system for worldwide persistent identifier resolution of scientific data.

EZID Partners and Clients

Our current EZID clients include academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations and commercial entities.

New this month:

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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