NIH is a member of DataCite, an international not-for-profit organization that supports data visibility, data citation in scholarly publications, data preservation, future data re-use, and data access and retrievability through the assignment and registration of digital object identifiers (DOI).
DOIs are a type of persistent identifier (PID) assigned to research outputs that facilitate the acknowledgment, citation, and reuse of information allowing your research data to be sharable, discoverable, and citable. As part of NIH's consortium membership, DataCite provides DOIs and associated services to data in NIH designated repositories.
Learn how PIDs make sure research components are connected and understandable.
Supported Through OSTI
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) serves as the facilitator between NIH and DataCite and provides related support services. Learn more about OSTI’s role.
If you have questions about the NIH DataCite Consortium, please contact: NIH-DATACITE@list.nih.gov