Sep 13, 2010

I need to deposit data in an archive as a requirement for a journal article and obtain a DOI. How do I do that?

ICPSR's Publication-Related Archive (PRA) is a self-archiving mechanism that facilitates the deposit of data supporting publications. Go to the ICPSR Deposit Form and select PRA as the archive for deposit. Then follow the instructions provided for entering descriptive metadata and uploading the data. Upon publication of the data you will receive a notification that includes the Digital Object Identifier to the data, which you can include in your article. If you need a DOI sooner, please contact to make a special request.

Note that the PRA requires a connection between the data and the published article, so please be sure to include in the metadata you provide the article’s citation and a DOI if available.