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DataCite DOI Fabrica

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What is DataCite DOI Fabrica?

DataCite DOI Fabrica is a one-stop service to create and manage DOIs for your organization. DOI Fabrica is a service for DataCite Providers and Clients only. Providers use Fabrica to administer Client accounts and activities related to DOI registration. Clients use Fabrica to create and manage DOIs and their associated metadata.

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

DataCite DOI Fabrica homepage: DOI Fabrica homepage:

DataCite DOI Fabrica homepage:

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 create a DOI Fabrica account

To obtain a DOI Fabrica account your organization needs to be a DataCite Provider or a Client.

If your organization is a Client please contact your Provider for account credentials. For example, the London School of Economics (i.e., Client) would need to contact the British Library (i.e., Provider).

If you are a Provider your credentials should have been provided during your onboarding process. If you do not yet have credentials for DOI Fabrica, please contact DataCite Support at [email protected]

In both cases, please provide the following information for the new DOI Fabrica account:

  • Your desired Provider or Client ID, which is a short set of initials that uniquely identifies your organization. For example, ANDS is the Provider ID of the Australian National Data Service.
  • The name of your organization.
  • The name of a contact person responsible for the account.
  • The email address of the designated contact person.

DataCite staff or your Provider will create an account and provide you with the Account ID, which will be your user name. The designated contact person will receive an automatic email from the DOI Fabrica system prompting them to set a password for the account.

How to sign in into DOI Fabrica

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

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DOI Fabrica: main page

In the next window, sign in with your Account ID and password. Your Account ID will have been supplied to you by either DataCite staff (if you are a Provider) or by your Provider (if you are a Client).

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DOI Fabrica: Sign in

How to reset the DOI Fabrica password



Keep in mind that by resetting your password you will be also resetting the password used by the MDS and EZ APIs.

All DOI Fabrica users can reset their login credentials. To reset your credentials go to the sign in window (as seen in the image above). Click Forgot password? and a new window will open.

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DOI Fabrica : Reset Password

Enter your Account ID and click Send Link. An email with a reset password form will be sent to the designated contact person associated with that Account ID.

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Reset password email

In the email click Reset Password to be redirected to DOI Fabrica where you will be able to set a new password.

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DOI Fabrica : Set Password

Passwords must be at least 8 characters long. To provide better security, DOI Fabrica can suggest an automatically generated password. Click Submit after entering the same new password in both the New Password and Confirm Password input fields.

Logged-in users can change the password via the Settings page.

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DOI Fabrica: Settings

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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