UT Austin faculty, students, and staff can now request digital object identifiers (DOIs) and Archival Resource Keys (ARKs) for their research products – articles, datasets, posters, etc. DOIs and ARKs are persistent identifiers that allow you to reliable point other people to your work – improving the research process and making it easier for others to cite you.
Requesting a persistent identifier is easy. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and request your DOI or ARK. Not sure what you need? We can help with that too!
For more information about persistent identifiers and about EZID please see: http://ezid.cdlib.org/
The National Science Foundation recently released a Dear Colleague Letter asking for submissions for workshops and exploratory research surrounding the citation and attribution of software and data, and the development of metrics to measure the usage and impact of software and data on the advancement of science.
The Force11 Working Group (Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship) has been working on a declaration of data citation principles. The draft declaration has been posted here: http://www.force11.org/datacitation. The working group wants to collect public comments through the end of December. At that time the feedback will be incorporated into the declaration and a final version will be released.