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EZID Service Update: October 2015

Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • DataCite, CrossRef and ORCID made a joint announcement of a new development: auto-updates to your ORCID profile.

What this means: ORCIDs are unique persistent identifiers for researchers. Until now, researchers with ORCID profiles have had to maintain them manually using a “search and claim” tool. With this new linkage between ORCID, CrossRef and DataCite, the ORCID profile can automatically stay up-to-date.

How it works:  Researchers who have ORCIDs need to do two things:

  1. Use your ORCID iD when submitting a paper, dataset, or other research object,
  2. and authorize Crossref and DataCite to update your ORCID record.

More details:

  • Of course researchers who don’t have ORCIDs need to get one.
  • Researchers can authorize DataCite to automatically update their ORCID profile by using the new DataCite Metadata Search page. You’ll see an ORCID login in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

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

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