DOI registration at CERN

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are strings used to uniquely identify objects such as publications, datasets, books... They enable discoverability, easy citation and re-use tracking. CERN is now providing the possibility to get DOIs as persistent identifiers for all kinds of research output.


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Since 2014, CERN is a full member of DataCite, an international organisation which aims to:

  • establish easier access to research data,
  • increase acceptance of research data as legitimate contributions in the scholarly record, and to
  • support data archiving to permit results to be verified and re-purposed for future study.