Why register data?
When a dataset moves and the corresponding URL becomes obsolete there must be some way to retrieve the dataset?
If a dataset is being used as basis for following research. How can it be referenced?
The answer is simple….
The dataset needs a persistent and unique name = Persistent Identifier!
What is a Persistent Identifier?
A persistent identifier is a unique set of characters that permanently and clearly names an object ie. Pictures, text or in this case datasets.
Some examples are:
Which persistent identifier are assigned by the KomFor data centres?
CRNI Handles - A perfect fit for datasets that are still in progress and modifications are possible
DOIs - The best choice when the final dataset is being published either as supplement to an article or as standalone data publication