Service Description 

EZID (easy-eye-dee) is a production service that gives researchers the ability to create and manage long-term identifiers so that they can to track usage, get credit for their work, share their data, and have the data reused for additional research.  As a result, EZID identifiers also make it possible to increase citations, to build on previous work, to conduct new research, and avoid duplicating previous efforts.

Additional EZID Information (training materials, guides, FAQ, etc)

More information about EZID is available by sending an inquiry to  See also EZID outreach and webinars: On this page, you’ll find

EZID’s new postcard that institutions can customize with their local contact information.

EZID Partners and Clients    

Our current EZID clients include academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations and a commercial entity. Bolded entries include five new additions since our last update.

• UC Berkeley Library (on behalf of the UC Berkeley campus)

• UC Los Angeles Library (on behalf of the UC LA campus)

• UC Merced (on behalf of the UC Merced campus)

UC Riverside Libraries (on behalf of the UC Riverside campus)

• UC San Diego Library (on behalf of the UC San Diego campus)

• UC Santa Cruz Library

• UC Santa Barbara Library (on behalf of the UC Santa Barbara campus)

• American Astronomical Society

• Centre national de documentation pédagogique

• Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research

• Data Planet

• The Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR)

Digital Science ( and their project figshare (

• Dryad Data Repository

• Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Data Stewardship & Preservation Cluster

• Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

• LabArchives

• Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTER) Office

• National Atmospheric and Space Administration (NASA)’s Goddard Space Flight Center

•  National Center for Atmospheric Research • National Snow and Ice Data Center

Oregon Health Sciences University Library (on behalf of the OHSU campus)

• Qualitative Data Repository, CQRM

Université Claude Bernard Lyon Library

University of Oregon Libraries (on behalf of the UO campus)

• University of Washington Libraries ,

• USGS/Earth Sciences Data Clearinghouse <formerly National Biological Info. Infrastructure)