DataCite Support

DataCite Support

Welcome to DataCite's support site. Here you will find helpful information about our services. We have included comprehensive technical guides, training materials, and tips to help you successfully use DataCite services.

Get Started    API Reference

Update Repository Settings

To update the settings click on "Update Repository" in the settings tab when logged in with a Repository account.

You can update all of the fields apart from the repository ID.

Repository ID

The Repository ID is a unique identifier for each Repository. It must contain uppercase letters or numbers and be of the form MEMBER.REPOSITORY, where MEMBER is the MEMBER ID of the parent organization and REPOSITORY is replaced by a short string representing the Repository.

Note: The Repository ID can't be modified.


Example of Repository ID

Member ID = VFRU
Repository = ZZSX19

re3data Record

Link to the corresponding record in the re3data registry of research data repositories. This field is optional.


Link to your re3data record

Linking the re3data identifier automatically displays a number of fields from re3data without needing to store that information a second time in Fabrica.

Repository Name

Full name of the Repository. This is typically the name of the organization, as the organization wants it displayed. For example, "Archaeology Data Service".

An Alternate Repository Name can be included if appropriate.

System Email

This email address receives reset password requests.

Service Contact

This is the name of the person responsible for the account. This person is considered to be the primary contact for any necessary DataCite or system communications.


Add an optional description of the repository here.


The homepage of the repository.


Select the language of the repository from the drop down list.


Select the software user by the Repository from the drop down list e.g CKAN.


The default setting for this field is that a DOI can point to any URL. This is indicated by single asterisk * in the domain settings.

To limit the list of domains that can be used to register URLs for a DOI, enter one or more domains or subdomains, separated by a comma. You can use an asterisk to allow any subdomain, e.g. "*". Make sure you are entering only the hostname, not a full URL starting with "http" or "https". Also keep in mind the "www" is a subdomain.

Repository type

Add the type of Repository e.g institutional


The certificate held by the Repository e.g CoreTrustSeal. More information about certificates can be found here RDA/WDS Certification of Digital Repositories IG


Would you like to know more?

If you have any questions, requests or ideas please contact us!

Updated 8 months ago

Update Repository Settings

Suggested Edits are limited on API Reference Pages

You can only suggest edits to Markdown body content, but not to the API spec.