What is this service?

The DataCite Metadata Store is a service for data publishers to mint DOIs and register associated metadata. The service requires organisations to first register for an account with a DataCite member. For information on setting up an account, see our Frequently asked questions.

Who can use this service?

DataCite will work with data publishers - organisations that maintain and make available research data. In most cases this will be established and dedicated data centres, though institutional repositories and supplementary data archives are also considered data publishers. This service is aimed at scientific and research data publishers. Data generators, researchers for example, who wish to obtain DataCite DOIs will first establish the most appropriate data publisher for their data and deposit their datasets there. The publisher can then obtain DOIs from a DataCite member.

I have datasets and want to mint DOIs! How can I use this service?

There are two steps. Firstly, you will need to register with our service. Please contact a DataCite member who will get in touch with you to discuss your eligibility, requirements and responsibilities. If you qualify, they will provide you a user name, password and other necessary information.

Secondly, you will need to use our application programming interface (API) to mint DOIs. It is recommended that you integrate minting and updating DOIs with your metadata management infrastructure. So if, for example, a URL changes, automatic notification will be pushed to our service and the updated URL will be used for resolving the DOI.

How can I contact you?

For membership please contact . For technical information please email us at .