Assigning a permanent data identifier enables you and others to cite your data even if the location of your dataset moves.
EZID service (UC Curation Center) allows you to register and obtain a permanent identifier for your dataset, even before you've created or stored it in a location. Metadata can be updated as information about your data and/or the location of your data changes.
What is a Data Paper?
From OpenAIRE - a Data Paper is a scholarly journal that describes data sets or groups of datasets, through the so-called "extended metadata descriptions".
Example ecological data paper: Ecological Archives E086-135.
There are a number of options for where you can deposit your data for long-term archiving.
A self-deposit service for public data sharing. Log in with UCM Net ID. Deposited materials are archived in Merritt and assigned a DOI.
Merritt repository (California Digital Library)
A repository service for archiving UC digital content with or without public access.
A dark archive that provides geographically distributed, replicated preservation of data with curatorial audit reporting.
Discipline-specific or multi-disciplinary data repositories.
Search/browse by subject area: