da | ra Policy

da|ra Policy

da|ra Policy

da|ra policy defines all guidelines for the allocation of Digital Object Identifiers (DOI®-names) through the registration agency da|ra.

This policy determines all mutual responsibilities and liabilities arising through the allocation for the DOI-receiver (publication agent) and the registration agency da|ra. The policy also dictates the required decision-making authority. It is primarily directed at the publication agents.

The policy reflects the best practice recommendations of DataCite.

da|ra policy (version 3.0 as of December 11th 2014) can be found here.

The Service Level Agreement (SLA)

The SLA regulates the contractual relationship between the operators of da|ra (GESIS Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences and/or the German National Library of Economics Leibniz Information Centre for Economics) and the publication agent regarding DOI registration according to the terms and conditions set out in the current version of the da|ra policy.

The SLA comprises:

  1. Description of services
  2. DOI naming and granularity
  3. Technical interfaces and workflow
  4. Metadata provision and updates
  5. Warranty and liability
  6. Regulation of use
  7. Cost model
  8. Notice of termination
  9. Final provisions

To download the SLA template

Information about the current da|ra metadata schema can be found here.

To obtain further information please contact us via our contact form. We will get in touch with you right away with information about the requirements for concluding a Service Level Agreement (SLA).