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DataCite Profiles

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Access the DataCite Profiles web interface here:

What is DataCite Profiles?

DataCite Profiles provides a single sign-on for all DataCite services.

Who can use DataCite profiles?

Researchers can connect their ORCID profiles and automatically update their ORCID record when their ORCID ID is included in the metadata of a newly registered DOI.

Members can manage their membership information and the contact details of their organization.

DOI Service Providers and Clients can register and update DOIs and manage prefixes.

Sign in

On top right of the page, you will find a 'Sign in' button. You can only interact with Profiles if you have signed in.

Although different services for authentication are supported, the initial account setup requires linking your account with an ORCID iD.

Click on your preferred sign in option. You will be redirected to log in or create an account, and to accept the DataCite Profiles connection. For example, if you are using ORCID, you will see the next screen:

If you use our test services, you will be redirected to the ORCID Sandbox. The login process is exactly the same, but you need to create an ORCID sandbox account even if you already have a regular ORCID account.

Settings and Your Account

Once you have signed in, you can manage your profile from the top right of the page. There, you can access your Personal Settings, see all the DOIs linked to your ORCID ID in DataCite Search, jump to your ORCID record, or sign out.

Your Personal Settings page is divided into a maximum of four sections, depending on your type of profile. You can use the menu on the right to navigate them.

The first section (Your account) provides you an overview of your Profiles account. The information is automatically filled in from the external services (Google, ORCID, GitHub) connected to your account.

Link to DOI Registration Provider

If you work for a DataCite client and register and manage DOIs, you can click on the edit icon in the lower right corner and then in the new window link your account to the DOI Registration Provider you work with.

This step doesn't give you any permissions, but will allow the DOI Registration Provider to give you access to the DataCite DOI Fabrica service.

Social Login

Under Social Login you can connect and disconnect the different Sign in services supported. In this example, the account is:

  • Not connected to Google: you can click the red button to connect
  • Connected to ORCID: you can click the green button to expire the ORCID token
  • Connected to Github: you can click the black button to unlink the Github account

The process is similar to the initial Sign in. You will be redirected to log in or create an account, and to accept the DataCite Profiles connection.

Member Record

If you are the designated delegate or technical contact of a DataCite Member organisation, you can use DataCite Profiles to manage the details of your organisation, as well as what is displayed on our Members list.

Assigning Member Rights

Once you have created your DataCite Profiles account and connected it to ORCID, please contact us. We will assign you the rights to edit your Member record.

On this page, you will see a preview of your Member record. You can edit it by clicking the small pencil button on the bottom right of the box.

Edit or fill out the form to update the Member profile. The links on the top (Basic info, Description, Logo, contact info) will help you navigate the profile. Use the 'Save' button on the bottom right of the box to submit your changes. Our Members list will be updated automatically with your new details.


Remember only Admins can update your logo. If you have a new image to display, please send us an email to support .

ORCID Claims

By connecting your ORCID iD to DataCite Profiles, you enable two different ways to synchronise information between the two services:

  • ORCID Search & Link: where you can add works to your ORCID record manually from DataCite Search
  • ORCID Auto-Update: every time a new DOI is registered with your ORCID iD in the metadata, your ORCID Record will be updated automatically.

Using the first box, you can access DataCite Search directly to find your datasets and push them to your ORCID profile.

The second box provides you a button to enable or disable ORCID Auto-Update.

The last box displays basic stats on the number of records claimed by Search & Link and Auto-Update. By clicking 'More info' you can access the complete list of records claimed.

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