Answered By: Danping Dong Last Updated: Mar 23, 2020 Views: 8
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a persistent unique identifier widely used for journal articles and datasets. Similar to how passport number can be used to identify a person, a DOI is used to uniquely identify a paper or dataset.
You should get a DOI for your dataset using SMU RDR because:
- DOIs offers a stable and persistent link to your dataset over the long run
- DOIs more reliable compared to URLs which easily become broken links
- DOIs allow citations to your data to be tracked to demonstrate impact