Answered By: Danping Dong
Last Updated: Mar 23, 2020     Views: 9

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



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