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EZID Service Update: April 2013



Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • For the 3rd 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. March numbers showed that 9 of the 10 most popular were EZID clients. Congratulations! (
  • On April 15th DataCite registration services were down for approximately 16 hours, starting at 8:25 AM, Pacific Time. EZID was not down during this time, but because it relies on DataCite to implement its DOI-related operations, DOI registrations through EZID were not possible during this window. DOI resolutions are handled by an entirely different system and were never affected. ARK services were not affected either. The cause of this outage has not yet been completely explained.
  • In response, we have developed tools to detect, recover from, and otherwise manage both client mistakes and DataCite and Handle System failures. This helps ensure more consistent system performance for all EZID clients.

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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EZID 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