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Retrieving a single DOI

Almost any meaningful use of the DataCite REST API will involve some level of record retrieval. The responses from each of your requests fall into two basic categories: Singletons (i.e., a single record) and Lists (i.e., a list of records). This section of the guide covers singletons, and the next section (Retrieving a list of DOIs) will cover lists.

Singletons are single results, e.g. the metadata for a specific DOI. For example, retrieving the metadata record for the DOI 10.5438/0012 from the command line with cURL can be done as follows:

# GET /dois
$ curl https://api.test.datacite.org/dois/10.5438/0012

The API reference provides example code for Node, Ruby, Javascript and Python.

The response would look like this:

{
  "data": {
    "id": "10.5438/0012",
    "type": "dois",
    "attributes": {
      "doi": "10.5438/0012",
      "prefix": "10.5438",
      "suffix": "0012",
      "identifiers": [
        {
          "identifier": "https://doi.org/10.5438/0012",
          "identifierType": "DOI"
        }
      ],
      "creators": [
        {
          "name": "DataCite Metadata Working Group"
        }
      ],
      "titles": [
        {
          "title": "DataCite Metadata Schema Documentation for the Publication and Citation of Research Data v4.0"
        }
      ],
      "publisher": "DataCite e.V.",
      "container": {},
      "publicationYear": 2016,
      "subjects": [],
      "contributors": [
        {
          "name": "Starr, Joan",
          "nameType": "Personal",
          "givenName": "Joan",
          "familyName": "Starr",
          "affiliation": "California Digital Library",
          "contributorType": "ProjectLeader",
          "nameIdentifiers": [
            {
              "nameIdentifier": "https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7285-027X",
              "nameIdentifierScheme": "ORCID"
            }
          ]
        },
        {
          "name": "Smaele, Madeleine de",
          "nameType": "Personal",
          "givenName": "Madeleine de",
          "familyName": "Smaele",
          "affiliation": "TU Delft",
          "contributorType": "ProjectLeader"
        },
        {
          "name": "Ashton, Jan",
          "nameType": "Personal",
          "givenName": "Jan",
          "familyName": "Ashton",
          "affiliation": "British Library",
          "contributorType": "Editor"
        },
        {
          "name": "Barton, Amy",
          "nameType": "Personal",
          "givenName": "Amy",
          "familyName": "Barton",
          "affiliation": "Purdue University Library",
          "contributorType": "Editor"
        },
        {
          "name": "Bradford, Tina",
          "nameType": "Personal",
          "givenName": "Tina",
          "familyName": "Bradford",
          "affiliation": "NRC/CISTI",
          "contributorType": "Editor"
        },
        {
          "name": "Ciolek-Figiel, Anne",
          "nameType": "Personal",
          "givenName": "Anne",
          "familyName": "Ciolek-Figiel",
          "affiliation": "Inist‐CNRS",
          "contributorType": "Editor"
        },
        {
          "name": "Dietiker, Stefanie",
          "nameType": "Personal",
          "givenName": "Stefanie",
          "familyName": "Dietiker",
          "affiliation": "ETH Zürich",
          "contributorType": "Editor"
        },
        {
          "name": "Elliot, Jannean",
          "nameType": "Personal",
          "givenName": "Jannean",
          "familyName": "Elliot",
          "affiliation": "DOE/OSTI",
          "contributorType": "Editor"
        },
        {
          "name": "Genat, Berrit",
          "nameType": "Personal",
          "givenName": "Berrit",
          "familyName": "Genat",
          "affiliation": "TIB",
          "contributorType": "Editor"
        },
        {
          "name": "Harzenetter, Karoline",
          "nameType": "Personal",
          "givenName": "Karoline",
          "familyName": "Harzenetter",
          "affiliation": "GESIS",
          "contributorType": "Editor"
        },
        {
          "name": "Hirschmann, Barbara",
          "nameType": "Personal",
          "givenName": "Barbara",
          "familyName": "Hirschmann",
          "affiliation": "ETH Zürich",
          "contributorType": "Editor",
          "nameIdentifiers": [
            {
              "nameIdentifier": "https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0289-0345",
              "nameIdentifierScheme": "ORCID"
            }
          ]
        },
        {
          "name": "Jakobsson, Stefan",
          "nameType": "Personal",
          "givenName": "Stefan",
          "familyName": "Jakobsson",
          "affiliation": "SND",
          "contributorType": "Editor"
        },
        {
          "name": "Mailloux, Jean-Yves",
          "nameType": "Personal",
          "givenName": "Jean-Yves",
          "familyName": "Mailloux",
          "affiliation": "NRC/CISTI",
          "contributorType": "Editor"
        },
        {
          "name": "Newbold, Elizabeth",
          "nameType": "Personal",
          "givenName": "Elizabeth",
          "familyName": "Newbold",
          "affiliation": "British Library",
          "contributorType": "Editor",
          "nameIdentifiers": [
            {
              "nameIdentifier": "https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8255-9013",
              "nameIdentifierScheme": "ORCID"
            }
          ]
        },
        {
          "name": "Nielsen, Lars Holm",
          "nameType": "Personal",
          "givenName": "Lars Holm",
          "familyName": "Nielsen",
          "affiliation": "CERN",
          "contributorType": "Editor",
          "nameIdentifiers": [
            {
              "nameIdentifier": "https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8135-3489",
              "nameIdentifierScheme": "ORCID"
            }
          ]
        },
        {
          "name": "Yahia, Mohamed",
          "nameType": "Personal",
          "givenName": "Mohamed",
          "familyName": "Yahia",
          "affiliation": "Inist-CNRS",
          "contributorType": "Editor"
        },
        {
          "name": "Ziedorn, Frauke",
          "nameType": "Personal",
          "givenName": "Frauke",
          "familyName": "Ziedorn",
          "affiliation": "TIB",
          "contributorType": "Supervisor",
          "nameIdentifiers": [
            {
              "nameIdentifier": "https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1143-781X",
              "nameIdentifierScheme": "ORCID"
            }
          ]
        }
      ],
      "dates": [
        {
          "date": "2016",
          "dateType": "Issued"
        }
      ],
      "language": "eng",
      "types": {
        "ris": "RPRT",
        "bibtex": "article",
        "citeproc": "article-journal",
        "schemaOrg": "ScholarlyArticle",
        "resourceType": "Documentation",
        "resourceTypeGeneral": "Text"
      },
      "relatedIdentifiers": [
        {
          "relationType": "Documents",
          "relatedIdentifier": "10.5438/0013",
          "relatedIdentifierType": "DOI"
        },
        {
          "relationType": "IsNewVersionOf",
          "relatedIdentifier": "10.5438/0010",
          "relatedIdentifierType": "DOI"
        }
      ],
      "sizes": [
        "45 pages"
      ],
      "formats": [
        "application/pdf"
      ],
      "version": null,
      "rightsList": [],
      "descriptions": [
        {
          "description": "1 Introduction\n1.1 The DataCite Consortium\n1.2 DataCite Community Participation\n1.3 The Metadata Schema\n1.4 Version 4.0 Update\n2 DataCite Metadata Properties\n2.1 Overview\n2.2 Citation\n2.3 DataCite Properties\n3 XML Example\n4 XML Schema\n5 Other DataCite Services\nAppendices\nAppendix 1: Controlled List Definitions\nAppendix 2: Earlier Version Update Notes",
          "descriptionType": "TableOfContents"
        }
      ],
      "geoLocations": [],
      "fundingReferences": [],
      "xml": "<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<resource xmlns="http://datacite.org/schema/kernel-4" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://datacite.org/schema/kernel-4 http://schema.datacite.org/meta/kernel-4/metadata.xsd">
	<identifier identifierType="DOI">10.5438/0012</identifier>
	<creators>
		<creator>
			<creatorName>DataCite Metadata Working Group</creatorName>
		</creator>
	</creators>
	<titles>
		<title>DataCite Metadata Schema Documentation for the Publication and Citation of Research Data v4.0</title>
	</titles>
	<publisher>DataCite e.V.</publisher>
	<publicationYear>2016</publicationYear>
	<contributors>
		<contributor contributorType="ProjectLeader">
			<contributorName>Starr, Joan</contributorName>
			<givenName>Joan</givenName>
			<familyName>Starr</familyName>
			<nameIdentifier nameIdentifierScheme="ORCID" schemeURI="http://orcid.org">0000-0002-7285-027X</nameIdentifier>
			<affiliation>California Digital Library</affiliation>
		</contributor>
		<contributor contributorType="ProjectLeader">
			<contributorName>Smaele, Madeleine de</contributorName>
			<givenName>Madeleine de</givenName>
			<familyName>Smaele</familyName>
			<affiliation>TU Delft</affiliation>
		</contributor>
		<contributor contributorType="Editor">
			<contributorName>Ashton, Jan</contributorName>
			<givenName>Jan</givenName>
			<familyName>Ashton</familyName>
			<affiliation>British Library</affiliation>
		</contributor>
		<contributor contributorType="Editor">
			<contributorName>Barton, Amy</contributorName>
			<givenName>Amy</givenName>
			<familyName>Barton</familyName>
			<affiliation>Purdue University Library</affiliation>
		</contributor>
		<contributor contributorType="Editor">
			<contributorName>Bradford, Tina</contributorName>
			<givenName>Tina</givenName>
			<familyName>Bradford</familyName>
			<affiliation>NRC/CISTI</affiliation>
		</contributor>
		<contributor contributorType="Editor">
			<contributorName>Ciolek‐Figiel, Anne</contributorName>
			<givenName>Anne</givenName>
			<familyName>Ciolek-Figiel</familyName>
			<affiliation>Inist‐CNRS</affiliation>
		</contributor>
		<contributor contributorType="Editor">
			<contributorName>Dietiker, Stefanie</contributorName>
			<givenName>Stefanie</givenName>
			<familyName>Dietiker</familyName>
			<affiliation>ETH Zürich</affiliation>
		</contributor>
		<contributor contributorType="Editor">
			<contributorName>Elliott, Jannean</contributorName>
			<givenName>Jannean</givenName>
			<familyName>Elliot</familyName>
			<affiliation>DOE/OSTI</affiliation>
		</contributor>
		<contributor contributorType="Editor">
			<contributorName>Genat, Berrit</contributorName>
			<givenName>Berrit</givenName>
			<familyName>Genat</familyName>
			<affiliation>TIB</affiliation>
		</contributor>
		<contributor contributorType="Editor">
			<contributorName>Harzenetter, Karoline</contributorName>
			<givenName>Karoline</givenName>
			<familyName>Harzenetter</familyName>
			<affiliation>GESIS</affiliation>
		</contributor>
		<contributor contributorType="Editor">
			<contributorName>Hirschmann, Barbara</contributorName>
			<givenName>Barbara</givenName>
			<familyName>Hirschmann</familyName>
			<nameIdentifier nameIdentifierScheme="ORCID" schemeURI="http://orcid.org">0000-0003-0289-0345</nameIdentifier>
			<affiliation>ETH Zürich</affiliation>
		</contributor>
		<contributor contributorType="Editor">
			<contributorName>Jakobsson, Stefan</contributorName>
			<givenName>Stefan</givenName>
			<familyName>Jakobsson</familyName>
			<affiliation>SND</affiliation>
		</contributor>
		<contributor contributorType="Editor">
			<contributorName>Mailloux, Jean‐Yves</contributorName>
			<givenName>Jean-Yves</givenName>
			<familyName>Mailloux</familyName>
			<affiliation>NRC/CISTI</affiliation>
		</contributor>
		<contributor contributorType="Editor">
			<contributorName>Newbold, Elizabeth</contributorName>
			<givenName>Elizabeth</givenName>
			<familyName>Newbold</familyName>
			<nameIdentifier nameIdentifierScheme="ORCID" schemeURI="http://orcid.org">0000-0002-8255-9013</nameIdentifier>
			<affiliation>British Library</affiliation>
		</contributor>
				<contributor contributorType="Editor">
			<contributorName>Nielsen, Lars Holm </contributorName>
			<givenName>Lars Holm</givenName>
			<familyName>Nielsen</familyName>
			<nameIdentifier nameIdentifierScheme="ORCID" schemeURI="http://orcid.org">0000-0001-8135-3489</nameIdentifier>
			<affiliation>CERN</affiliation>
		</contributor>
		<contributor contributorType="Editor">
			<contributorName>Yahia, Mohamed</contributorName>
			<givenName>Mohamed</givenName>
			<familyName>Yahia</familyName>
			<affiliation>Inist-CNRS</affiliation>
		</contributor>
		<contributor contributorType="Supervisor">
			<contributorName>Ziedorn, Frauke</contributorName>
			<givenName>Frauke</givenName>
			<familyName>Ziedorn</familyName>
			<nameIdentifier nameIdentifierScheme="ORCID" schemeURI="http://orcid.org">0000-0002-1143-781X</nameIdentifier>
			<affiliation>TIB</affiliation>
		</contributor>
	</contributors>
	<language>eng</language>
	<resourceType resourceTypeGeneral="Text">Documentation</resourceType>
	<relatedIdentifiers>
		<relatedIdentifier relatedIdentifierType="DOI" relationType="Documents">10.5438/0013</relatedIdentifier>
		<relatedIdentifier relatedIdentifierType="DOI" relationType="IsNewVersionOf">10.5438/0010</relatedIdentifier>
	</relatedIdentifiers>
	<sizes>
		<size>45 pages</size>
	</sizes>
	<formats>
		<format>application/pdf</format>
	</formats>
	<version>4.0</version>
	<descriptions>
		<description descriptionType="TableOfContents">1 Introduction<br/>
1.1 The DataCite Consortium<br/>
1.2 DataCite Community Participation<br/>
1.3 The Metadata Schema<br/>
1.4 Version 4.0 Update<br/>
2 DataCite Metadata Properties<br/>
2.1 Overview<br/>
2.2 Citation<br/>
2.3 DataCite Properties<br/>
3 XML Example<br/>
4 XML Schema<br/>
5 Other DataCite Services<br/>
Appendices<br/>
Appendix 1: Controlled List Definitions<br/>
Appendix 2: Earlier Version Update Notes</description>
	</descriptions>
</resource>
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      "url": "https://schema.datacite.org/meta/kernel-4.0/index.html",
      "contentUrl": null,
      "metadataVersion": 1,
      "schemaVersion": "http://datacite.org/schema/kernel-4",
      "source": null,
      "isActive": true,
      "state": "findable",
      "reason": null,
      "created": "2016-09-19T21:53:56.000Z",
      "registered": "2016-09-19T21:53:56.000Z",
      "updated": "2018-12-05T04:01:33.000Z"
    },
    "relationships": {
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        "data": {
          "id": "datacite.datacite",
          "type": "clients"
        }
      },
      "media": {
        "data": []
      }
    }
  },
  "included": [
    {
      "id": "datacite.datacite",
      "type": "clients",
      "attributes": {
        "name": "DataCite",
        "symbol": "DATACITE.DATACITE",
        "year": 2011,
        "contactName": "DataCite",
        "contactEmail": "[email protected]",
        "domains": "*",
        "url": null,
        "created": "2011-12-07T13:43:39.000Z",
        "updated": "2018-08-26T02:35:09.000Z",
        "isActive": true,
        "hasPassword": true
      },
      "relationships": {
        "provider": {
          "data": {
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          }
        },
        "prefixes": {
          "data": [
            {
              "id": "10.5438",
              "type": "prefixes"
            }
          ]
        }
      }
    }
  ]
}

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What's in the response?

The REST API includes the most important attributes as JSON elements, plus the complete DOI Metadata record in XML serialized using Base64 (you can find it under the xml: element).

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Retrieving a single DOI


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