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EZID Service Update: May 2014



Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • As a result of an upgrade announced in April to N2T, EZID’s backend storage system and ARK resolver, for the first time ever all of EZID’s identifiers and native resolution capabilities are being securely replicated every few minutes at a mirror site outside of California. This provides not only an extra level of backup in a location geographically distant from California, but also a first step in reducing the vulnerability of the resolver as a single point of failure.
  • EZID Service Manager Joan Starr co-presented with Mary Linn Bergstrom, UC San Diego Liaison Librarian for Research Data Curation, Science & Engineering, at the Kathleen A. Zar Symposium. The slides are available here:
  • EZID Tech Lead Greg Janée and Lead Architect John Kunze participated in a code-a-thon for DataONE. The focus of their activities was the development of a crowdsourced metadata dictionary. Clients can experiment with the prototype here:

EZID Partners and Clients

Our current EZID clients include academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations and commercial entities. For the full list, see

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