Mandatory metadata for DTU-DOIs

The quality of the DOI system relies on three important elements:

  • The research object must be cite-worthy
  • The research object have well described metadata (see below)
  • The institution assigning the DOIs commits to long-term storage of the object. - e.g. for DTU publications this means DTU Orbit.

Mandatory metadata:

  1. Author(s)
  2. ID (ORCID, researcher ID etc.).
    If you do not have an ID, DTU-staff can register one via DTUbasen 
    Non-DTU can register an ORCID at
  3. Title 
    A name or title by which the data resource is known
  4. Publisher
    The name of the entity that holds, archives, publishes, prints, distributes, releases, issues or produces the data resource. In the case of datasets, "publish" is understood as making the data available to the community of researchers.
    The name may be the name of an organisation, an archive, a repository or a database. Examples: World Data Center for Climate (WDCC); GeoForschungs-Zentrum Potsdam (GFZ); Geological Institute, University of Tokyo. Other participating parties may be listed as contributors below.
  5. Publication year