You want to get permanent references to your research data by Persistent Identifier (PIDs) to enable the refindability and long term accessability of the data in the case of sharing data with other researchers or citing data resources as basis of a publication.
We provide a PID service includings prefixes for you, where you can mint and maintain your PID via GUI or REST interface. We run the local resolver and provide as partner in the ePIC consortium access to at least two additional mirror servers, located somewhere else in Europe, to ensure the resolvability of the PIDs with high availibility. If your PID contains all required metadata required by DataCite, also a DOI can be derived from it.
Preconditions For Use
We offer quick access to the creation of individual PIDs in our self-service area. There you have the possibility to create, edit and display a list of your PID via the browser. If you need a larger amount of PIDs or would like to integrate the generation into your application, contact us.
All institutes and customers can use this service. All data resources that shall get a PID need to have a valid URL, such that a resolution is possible. For institutes it is advisable to consult with GWDG to require a dedicated prefix in order to align requirements and service configuration.