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EZID Service Update: May 2017

Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

John Kunze, EZID System Architect, and Greg Janée, EZID Technical Lead, both attended the third annual CSV conference in Portland, May 2-3. “CSV” is short for “comma separated values,” and it is a common format for data exchange. Excel files can be saved in this format, for example, so that they can be opened by a program other than Excel. The conference is becoming a hub for “stories about data sharing and data analysis from science, journalism, government, and open source.” For more information, see

EZID Partners and Clients
Our current EZID clients include academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations and commercial entities.

New this period:

Blavatnik Archive Foundation

EZID Service Description
EZID (easy-eye-dee) is a production service that gives researchers the ability to create and manage long-term identifiers so that they can to track usage, get credit for their work, share their data, and have the data reused for additional research. As a result, EZID identifiers also make it possible to increase citations, to build on previous work, to conduct new research, and avoid duplicating previous efforts.

EZID Service Manager
Joan Starr contact

EZID Training Materials, Guides, FAQs and Webinars
More information about EZID is available by contacting us. See also EZID outreach and webinars.

Service Monitoring and Availability
For information about EZID status, please consider the following options:

API inquiries; see the API documentation here:
The CDL System Status page here:
The EZID Status Blog:
The EZID RSS Feed (from the blog):

Source: EZID Service Update: May 2017




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