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EZID Service Update: March 2014



Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

EZID team members attended DataCite’s biannial strategic planning meeting and general assembly in Dublin, Ireland, at the end of March. The meeting was scheduled to coincide with the Research Data Alliance third plenary meeting (, which some EZID clients may have attended.

A key outcome of the DataCite meeting was the endorsement ( of the Joint Data Citation Principles ( A large number of individuals and groups have already gathered to help promote and implement these principles, and we encourage you to take a look and consider endorsing and adopting them as well.

In addition, the annual DataCite prizes were announced and, for the second year in a row, EZID won the Gold Award for most DOIs registered. EZID clients have created more than 500,000 DOIs since the last General Assembly in December of 2012.

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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 contact

EZID Training Materials, Guides, FAQs and Webinars

More information about EZID is available by contacting us. 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