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The DOI for data
European Photon and Neutron facilities represented in the H2020 projects PaNOSC, FILL2030 and ExPaNDS, and members of LEAPS and LENS, including the Heinz Meier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ), have been developing and implementing the DOI for data. © ILL
Photon and Neutron Sources in Europe have been developing and implementing a policy for the management of experimental data, the DOI for data. This persistent link guarantees the traceability and reliability of an experiment and its results and simplifies the access to the data.
Photon and Neutron (PaN) facilities represented in the H2020 projects PaNOSC, FILL2030 and ExPaNDS, and members of LEAPS and LENS, the largest initiatives federating European PaN sources, have been developing and implementing the DOI for data as a policy for the management of experimental data.
The Digital Object Identifier, or DOI, is a persistent link and identifier allowing data to be traced from production to publication. After finishing an experiment at a Photon or Neutron source, like the research neutron source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II), the DOI is automatically generated and transmitted to the users.
Guaranteed traceability and reliability of experimental data
By citing DOIs in all their publications, users guarantee the traceability and reliability of all the details of their experiment. This includes the request for beamtime, the experimental parameters and conditions, the instrumentation used, the data obtained, the analysis of this data and the names of the research team members.
DOIs are persistent and stable references for scientific data, and enable data to be easily and reliably found, used and cited. They promote the experiments to peers, funding bodies, publishers and journals and speed-up the review process of scientific articles. Furthermore, they simplify contacts between teams of external users and scientists at Photon and Neutron facilities and thereby encourage the emergence of new collaborations.