DOI Minting Service in NUS Libraries

What is a DOI?
DOI stands for Digital Object Identifier and is a persistent or permanent link assigned to a digital item that points to its location on the Internet. Please refer to our LibGuide for more details.

DOI Minting Service in NUS Libraries
NUS Libraries provides DOI minting service through DataCite. To get a DOI for your scholarly output, please complete the DOI Minting Service Form. If your dataset is hosted in ScholarBank@NUS, a DOI will be assigned to it automatically.

For bulk DOI minting (for e.g., more than five), you can contact Estella at or Wendy at Please indicate the resource type (e.g., dataset, website, technical report, etc.) and provide a short description of your items in the email.

Terms of Use
In order for NUS Libraries to mint a DOI, the item must fulfil these essential criteria:

  • The item (digital object) must be a scholarly output of NUS staff, for e.g., research data and collections, technical reports, websites, software, visualisation, etc.
  • The item must be open or licensed on the web with a valid URL. Please make sure you have the rights to make it publicly available.
  • Please provide the minimum required metadata information for the item. The metadata information submitted will be open to the public and used freely for discovery. This is the information needed to create a DOI:
    • Resource Type
    • Title/Name
    • URL
    • Creators
    • Date of Publication/Date Available
    • Subjects
    • Publisher
  • Please provide perpetual online access to the item.
  • You are strongly recommended to provide a landing page with full information about the item as well as the download links.

Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you need further information on our DOI minting service, please contact Estella at or Wendy at

Content updated on 06 Mar 2018

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