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What is DataCite DOI Fabrica?

DataCite DOI Fabrica is a one-stop service to find, create, manage, connect and track DOIs for your organization. DOI Registration Providers (Providers) use Fabrica to manage Client accounts and activities related to Digital Object Identifier (DOI) registration. Clients use Fabrica to create, register, store and manage DOIs and associated metadata. Users, with an account, can view, create, register, and manage DOIs and associated metadata for their records.

DataCite DOI Fabrica homepage: https://doi.datacite.org/

DataCite DOI Fabrica homepage: https://doi.datacite.org/

What is the difference between Members, Providers, and Clients?

DataCite Members
Members support DataCite's data sharing mission and include data centers, libraries, government agencies, research universities and more. Members are the voting body of the organization. Membership is open to all organizations that share our data sharing mission. Members can also be Providers.

Providers
Providers (formerly allocating members) are DataCite members and work with Clients (data centers, stewards, libraries, archives, universities, publishers and research institutes) to use DataCite's DOI Registration Service, Fabrica.

Clients
Clients are associated with one provider and can manage their account and users, track usage, manage prefixes, and register and manage DOIs, and associated metadata. upload and update metadata and edit their account.

Relationship between members, providers, and clients

Relationship between members, providers, and clients

Who can use DataCite DOI Fabrica?

There are two main users for DataCite DOI Fabrica: 1) Providers and, 2) Clients that have an account which is associated with DOI Fabrica Provider.

  1. Providers can create new Clients, manage accounts, users, prefixes and track Clients' activities.

  2. Clients can manage their account and users, track usage, manage prefixes, and register and manage DOIs, and associated metadata. upload and update metadata and edit your account.

The following describes the underlying DataCite DOI Fabrica structure:

  • a DataCite Member can be a DOI Registration Provider (Provider)
  • a Provider has one or many Clients
  • a Provider manages their Clients through a DOI Fabrica Provider Account.
  • Clients are separate entities and are defined as repositories providing services and require a separate API token (username/password) to create and manage DOIs and accompanying metadata.
  • a Client belongs to only one Provider
  • a Client can have one or many DOIs, a DOI belongs to only one Client
  • a DOI can have one or many metadata versions, a metadata version belongs to only one DOI
  • a Client has one or many prefixes
  • a prefix belongs to only one Provider and one Client
  • a Client can have many prefixes and they must belong to the list of prefixes assigned to a Provider (As a best practice, DataCite encourages Providers to avoid shared prefixes between Clients. Test prefixes are an exceptio.)

Which browser works with DOI Fabrica?

DOI Fabrica supports the latest versions of the following browsers: Chrome; Firefox; Safari; and Microsoft Edge, representing more than 90% of global web usage. Other browsers, such as the most recent version (version 11) of Internet Explorer are supported on a best as we can basis. The DataCite team is monitoring which browser and version the community is using to access DOI Fabrica, and will update the application as needed.

How to register as DOI Fabrica user

1. Provide Contact Information

If you work for are a Provider, contact DataCite staff. If you work for a Client, contact your Provider.

In both cases, please provide the following information for each user you want to register:

  • Client or Provider name
  • user name
  • user ORCID ID
  • role (admin or user)

2. Register User

To register a user, go to the Users tab of the respective Provider or Client, and click on Add User:

User tab: add user

User tab: add user

Enter the ORCID ID of the user you want to register. Make sure the name associated with the ORCID ID is the expected name.

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You can create an ORCID ID without associating a name with the account. Everything in an ORCID record is optional and can be deleted -- with the exception of the ID.

User tab: add user

User tab: add user

Also select the desired role for the user. Click Save to create the user with associated permissions. Then inform the user that the account has been created. The user account is show as not active until the user logs in for the first time.

How to sign in into DOI Fabrica

To log into DOI Fabrica using the newly create account, click on the Sign in button in the upper right corner.

DOI Fabrica main page: sign in

DOI Fabrica main page: sign in

In the next window, click on your preferred sign-in option. You will be redirected to DataCite Profiles to sign-in or create an account in Profiles.

Sign-in options

Sign-in options

Note: If you sign-in for the first time you will need to associate an ORCID ID with your account. You will be redirected to the ORCID service.

Learning More about Fabrica

If you are a Provider, see the documentation for DataCite DOI Fabrica Providers

If you are a Client, see the documentation for DataCite DOI Fabrica Clients

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