Manually Minting a DOI
Organisations are required to provide the minimum metadata requirements to mint a DOI. Below are the required metadata fields:
URL - The URL for the landing page of the dataset.
Title - A name or title by which a resource is known.
Creators - The main researchers involved in producing the data, or the authors of the publication, in priority order.
Publisher - The holder of the data (including archives as appropriate) or institution that submitted the work.
Publication Year - The year when the data was or will be made publicly available.
ResourceType (with mandatory general type description sub property) - A description of the resource.
There are 2 ways to mint a DOI:
Update a DOI: change your DOI metadata, including the URL; change the state of a DOI from Findable (equivalent to Active status) to Registered (equivalent to Inactive status);
Delete a draft DOI: draft DOIs have not been registered to the global handle system therefore these DOIs only exist at DataCite Fabrica and can be deleted.
DOI states explained: understand the 3 DOI states: Draft, Registered and Findable