Publishing Data in Scholars' Bank

Get cited for your data! Publish your data via Scholars' Bank at the UO, and obtain persistent identifiers for citation.

What is a DOI and what are the benefits for me as a researcher/writer/creator?

The purpose of the DOI, acronym for digital object identifier, is to provide a digital identifier for an entity or object. A unique alpha-numeric character string, the benefits of using the DOI system include:

Making it easier and cheaper to:
  • Facilitate proper citation of data;
  • Comply with funder mandates for data sharing;
  • Find what you want (users able to search and browse for content to be used or re-purposed);
  • Know where it exists (able to see where the item exists);
  • Provide reliable access for colleagues and community members.
  • Manage data.
Unique set of functionalities:
  • Persistence, if material is moved, rearranged, or bookmarked;
  • Interoperability with other data from other sources;
  • Dynamic updating of metadata.
What type of material should be assigned a DOI?

A DOI should be applied when the data will be exposed and becomes part of the scholarly record. An ideal way to identify supplemental material for electronic theses and dissertatons, articles and other publications. Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Datasets
  • Maps
  • Images
  • Videos and film
  • Audio
  • Tables
  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Learning objects
Request a DOI

Still have questions? Contact the Scholars' Bank Coordinator or the Data Services Department.

Data for theses and dissertations can be embargoed for up to 2 years, giving you time to finish related publication(s) before the data is publicly available.

Resources are available to help you learn about publishing and sharing your data and developing a data management plan.

If you plan to deposit data into Scholars' Bank, please contact