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EZID Service Update: September 2016

Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • John Kunze, EZID’s Lead Architect, presented a paper at SciDataCon, part of International Data Week in Denver, CO (September 11-17). John’s paper, “A Vocabulary for Persistence,”  ( was part of the Semantic Enrichment, Metadata and Data Packaging session.
  • On EZID’s listserv, clients discussed how best to use reserved identifiers. As a reminder, reserved identifiers are known only to the EZID system. This status may be used to reserve an identifier name within EZID without advertising the identifier’s existence to resolvers and other external services. A reserved identifier may be deleted using the application programming interface (API). The discussions may be read at these two links:

EZID Partners and Clients

Our current EZID clients include academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations and commercial entities.

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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: