Before you can start minting DOIs you need to register with ARDC for a DOI Fabrica account.
As part of the registration ARDC will set you up as a Consortium Organisation and a Repository. Just like other ARDC services, service participants will have an opportunity to test the service before moving into production.
Technical Contact name and email - The name and email for the technical support. This can be the organisation's Service Desk/Helpdesk team
Group mailboxes are preferred over personal email addresses as they ensure ARDC has an ongoing contact point if a client's staff member changes role or leaves.
6. The link to setup your repository password will automatically be sent to the registered system email. Please make sure you check your Spam folder if you have not received it yet after receiving an email from ARDC Services or an automated JIRA notification email.
At this stage, your repository accountID and password are shared among all the users within the organisation’s repository members therefore, we strongly recommend that you only distribute the credentials to anyone who has valid business requirements for access.
DataCite is currently planning to move towards individual authentication in Fabrica. Once individual authentication is rolled out, every valid user will have their own login account and logging in through the repository account ID will no longer be available. DataCite and ARDC will announce when this functionality becomes available.
Upon registration for the DOI service, you will be issued with a testing account. DOIs minted using this account are registered with Data Cite but are not registered in the global Handle System. Test DOIs are deleted by DataCite on an irregular basis but normally after a month.
Once you and ARDC are satisfied that the service has been successfully implemented and tested, you will need to email email@example.com and follow the procedure below for production registration.
When you are ready to start minting production DOIs:
Send the signed participant agreement to ARDC, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or to your ARDC Outreach Officer.
IT Services will need the scanned copy of the signed agreement only in order to switch your registration to production. The fully executed agreement will be sent by the Contracts team.
5. The link to setup your repository password will automatically be sent to the registered system email. Please make sure you check your Spam folder if you have not received it yet after receiving an email from ARDC Services or an automated JIRA notification email.