Provide identifier for dataset used
In order to ensure replicable data access:
- Choose a broadly utilized Data Identification Standard based on specific user community practices or preferences
Consistently apply the standard
Maintain the linkage
- Participate in implementing infrastructure for consistent access to the resources referenced by the Identifier
Digital objects should utilize a standard, stable identifier to access a specific data product to ensure data consistency among analyses that use the “same” data product.
Cite this best practice:DataONE Best Practices Working Group, DataONE (September 01, 2011) "Best Practice: Provide identifier for dataset used". Accessed through the Data Management Skillbuilding Hub at https://dataoneorg.github.io/Education/bestpractices/provide-identifier-for on May 24, 2019