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EZID Service Update: November 2015

Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • An EZID client recently wondered about a DOI that seemed to be broken, and this lead to the topic of reserved identifiers, a special EZID feature. By default, the DOIs and ARKs that you create with EZID are publically available. But, you can also choose to reserve an ID for future use before an object is ready for sharing, and we will not make it public until you say so, by changing the ID status. If you try to use a reserved DOI or ARK “out in the wild,” it will not work and it appears to be broken, precisely because it has not yet been shared with the public infrastructure.
  • DataCite has made access to their new services easier with DataCite Profiles ( Researchers can sign up for a DataCite profile by logging in with their ORCID credentials and then accept permissions and access services like Search & Link and the imminent ORCID Auto-Update. More information is available 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

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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: