Dataset DOI Pilot

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will soon have an opportunity to obtain Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for their data as part of a pilot service focused on data sharing and management. The EZID pilot is spearheaded by the University Library and will run during the spring and summer of 2014. It is open to students, faculty and staff.

You might already be familiar with DOIs as unique identifiers for scholarly articles. By obtaining DOIs for your data, you will make it easier for other researchers to find and cite your data. DOIs will be obtained from DataCite , which is an international organization that provides metadata about (i.e., descriptions) and persistent identifiers to registered datasets. The Library will be using the EZID system to submit metadata to DataCite and obtain DOIs.

The pilot is open to a variety of data resources (e.g., spreadsheets, databases, visualizations, code). As a requirement of the pilot, the data resources must be accessible via the World Wide Web, and the data creator must supply basic metadata about each resource to be submitted to DataCite.

More information about the pilot and a link to the application form

Intro to Data Management workshop

As part of the University Library’s Savvy Researcher workshop series, the Intro to Data Management workshop is being offered twice this spring:

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:00-3:20pm Main Library, Room 314 Register for this session .

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 5:30-6:50pm Main Library, Room 314 Register for this session .

If you keep hearing about research data management but don”t really know what it”s all about, this session is for you, whether you are a faculty member competing for federal grants, a researcher managing data for a lab, a graduate student wanting to develop an in-demand skill, or a librarian wanting to help researchers and students with data. This session will cover the importance and value of managing data; components of a data management plan (e.g., storage, data description); options for sharing data; and other considerations, such as preservation, intellectual property and data citation.

Presenters: Sarah Shreeves and Sarah Williams

To register and to see the full schedule of Savvy Researcher Workshops: