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.  

Test Registration Procedure


 

  1. Discuss your intent to use DOI Service with your ARDC Engagement Officer, or contact services@ardc.edu.au
  2. Review and  complete the DOI Minting Checklist to assess your readiness
  3. When you think you are ready to test the service, provide the following information to your ARDC Engagement Officer or email them to services@ardc.edu.au:
  4. You will receive a notification from ARDC when your organisation has been registered in Fabrica test system.
  5. You should receive the following information from us:

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 services@ardc.edu.au and follow the procedure below for production registration.

Production Registration


When you are ready to start minting production DOIs:

  1. Have  the ARDC DataCite DOI Service Schedule .docx signed by an authorised representative of your institution.
  2. Send the signed participant agreement to ARDC, emailed to services@ardc.edu.au 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.


  3. You will receive a notification from ARDC when your organisation has been registered.
  4. You should receive the following information from us:

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.

 

When logged in to the DataCite Fabrica system, you will be able to:

  1. View the organisation's DOI registration details and change them accordingly.
  2. List all DOIs minted (both manually and via the API)
  3. Manually mint a DOI or update a DOI URL or metadata using the manual entry form or by updating the XML via the File Upload functionality.
  4. Change States/Status of your DOIs