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DOE STI Management System
DOE Data ID Service
The Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) became a member of, and a registering agency for, DataCite in 2011 and now assigns permanent identifiers, known as Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), to publicly available scientific research datasets. These datasets (datastreams, data files, etc.) support the technical reports and published literature resulting from DOE's research. They are also recognized as valuable information entities in their own right that, now and in the future, need to be available for citation, discovery, retrieval, and reuse. The assignment and registration of a DOI for every dataset submitted is a free service for DOE researchers and grantees that is provided by OSTI to enhance DOE's management of this important resource.
As part of its processing, OSTI automatically connects to DataCite and registers the newly assigned DOI with DataCite. When both OSTI's and DataCite's processing steps are completed, the information about the dataset, along with the DOI that permanently links to the dataset's location, is disseminated to databases and to commercial search engines such as Google.
To learn more about the DOE Data ID Service, go to the OSTI home page, select "Science Search Tools" from the menu bar, then click on "Data Services." Follow the links to understand the benefits that DOI registration can provide to your data, how the DOE Data ID Service works, and more.