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EZID Service Update: June 2015


Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • At the beginning of the month, DataCite DOI services were interrupted on an intermittent basis for two days. Subsequent research by the DataCite technical team identified the cause as a runaway process that acted like a denial of service attack. After this incident, we announced that we will make registration of DataCite DOIs asynchronous within EZID. This means EZID’s clients will no longer be affected by DataCite outages. Development of this new process is underway, and we successfully tested the concept at the end of the month.

EZID Partners and Clients

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

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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

For information about EZID status, please consider the following options: