For researchers

For researchers

The reliable identification and citation of a social science research dataset, which has been used to answer a specific research question is presently limited. Even with well agreed standards, classic bibliographic methods of data citation have their limits, particularly when research datasets have been used several times or are stored in different locations.

Specific, persistent identifiers offer a solution to this problem. The DOI-system (Digital Object Identifier system), administered by the International DOI Foundation (IDF), offers pervasiveness, persistence and longevity. As members of DataCite the Leibniz-institutions GESIS and ZBW (German National Library of Economics) offer all that is necessary for allocating DOI-names.

Details on how you as a researcher can take advantage of all da|ra services can be found here:

Research data

Cite data

Archive and Register data

For more information about using DOI names for research data please click here: Register data.