A DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is a unique persistent identifier for either digital or non-digital objects, whether or not they have any internet presence. Other than giving the data a persistent access, DOI Names are supported by the International DOI Foundation (IDF) and Registration Agencies infrastructure, which provides ongoing DOI services and allows for a high level of confidence in the quality and accuracy of DOI Names.
DOIs can be created for scholarly outputs such as datasets, literature, workflows, software, websites, etc.
NUS Libraries provides DOI minting service through DataCite for NUS Staff.
If your dataset is hosted in ScholarBank@NUS, a DOI will be assigned to it automatically.
To get a DOI for your scholarly output, please complete the DOI Minting Service Form. For bulk DOI minting (for e.g., more than 5), you can contact Estella at firstname.lastname@example.org or Wendy at email@example.com. Please indicate the resource type (e.g., dataset, website, technical report, etc.) and provide a short description of your items in the email.
In order for NUS Libraries to mint a DOI, the item must fulfil these essential criteria: