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EZID Service Update: August 2017


Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

EZID announced a major shift in its DOI service, scaling back its scope of business to encompass solely the University of California (UC). Non-UC clients will be gradually transitioned to an alternate DOI service provider. More details are available here: What does this mean for you, specifically?

  • If you are a University of California (UC) EZID user, you will have no change in service.
  • If you are not associated with UC and you utilize the EZID ARK service only, you will have no change in service.
  • If you are not associated with UC and you use DOI services, then we will be working with you on a rolling basis as your annual subscription comes up for renewal. If you wish to make a change prior to that time, please contact

EZID Partners and Clients

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

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: