DOI requests

If you need a DOI for a NERC funded dataset to support a journal paper, please apply to the NERC data centre for the DOI rather than using another repository.  Free curation of the dataset is provided by NERC in almost all cases.

If your dataset is complete and cleaned, do not wait until the end of the programme if you can archive it now.  A DOI will be issued when a dataset is archived so the procedure below should be followed.

DOI requests should be made via the HMTF data manager but until the new data manager is in post you should apply directly to our EIDC contact Claire Wood (  Before contacting the HMTF data manager  (or Claire Wood), download the following documents and complete as much as possible.  However make contact as soon as possible to avoid urgent DOI requests.

EIDC Service Agreement (Guidelines for completing service agreement are here )

You will also need to provide Supporting documentation  (Guidelines here) and complete the information for the EIDC discovery metadata catalogue (template here).  Examples of completed documentation: Service agreement example; Supporting documentation example