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.
Adapted from: Young, S., 2019
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 contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: