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EZID Service Update: July 2013


Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • Registration for the DataCite summer meeting is now open to everyone who wants to know more about the latest developments helping to integrate data into the record of science. The event is free, but pre-registration is necessary: It will take place at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington DC on September 19 – 20th. The meeting will begin at 13:30 on Sept. 19th and will be collocated with the RDA Second Plenary ( (Sept 16-18) and the CODATA task group (Sept. 18th).
  • EZID is now the fastest growing DOI allocation agency among the DataCite member organizations, with nearly 800,000 identifiers created. For a look at CDL’s DOI statistics, visit the DataCite statistics service: For a list of all available DataCite Services, see (
  • We began laying the groundwork for new group-level administrative capabilities. When completed, these will offer more end-user control over identifier ownership. More details will be available soon.

EZID Partners and Clients

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

New this month:

Complete list:

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