Identifier Type (Related resource, Related Publication)

Publications and other resources that are related to the dataset you are uploading can be identified using a unique code. The types of identifiers available to you and their descriptions are given in the table below.

Unique ID Types Descriptions
ARK Archival Resource Key
URL designed to support long-term access to information objects.
arXiv arXiv identifier is a repository of preprints of scientific papers in the fields of mathematics, physics, astronomy, computer science, quantitative biology, statistics, and quantitative finance.
bibcode Astrophysics Data System bibliographic codes; a standardized 19 character identifier according to the syntax yyyyjjjjjvvvvmppppa.
DOI Digital Object Identifier; a character string used to uniquely identify an object. A DOI name is divided into two parts, a prefix and a suffix, separated by a slash.
EAN13 European Article Number, now renamed International Article Number, but retaining the original acronym, is a 13-digit barcoding standard which is a superset of the original 12-digit Universal Product Code (UPC) system.
EISSN Electronic International Standard Serial Number; ISSN used to identify periodicals in electronic form (eISSN or e- ISSN).
Handle A handle is an abstract reference to a resource.
IGSN International Geo Sample Number; a 9-digit alphanumeric code that uniquely identifies samples from our natural environment and related sampling features.
ISBN International Standard Book Number; a unique numeric book identifier. There are 2 formats: a 10-digit ISBN format and a 13-digit ISBN.
ISSN International Standard Serial Number; a unique 8-digit number used to identify a print or electronic periodical publication.
ISTC International Standard Text Code; a unique “number” assigned to a textual work. An ISTC consists of 16 numbers and/or letters.
LISSN The linking ISSN or ISSN-L enables collocation or linking among different media versions of a continuing resource.
LSID Life Science Identifiers; a unique identifier for data in the Life Science domain. 
PMID PubMed identifier; a unique number assigned to each PubMed record.
PURL Persistent Uniform Resource Locator. A PURL has three parts: (1) a protocol, (2) a resolver address, and (3) a name.
UPC Universal Product Code is a barcode symbology used for tracking trade items in stores. Its most common form, the UPC-A, consists of 12 numerical digits.
URL Uniform Resource Locator, also known as web address, is a specific character string that constitutes a reference to a resource.
URN Uniform Resource Name; is a unique and persistent identifier of an electronic document. 
w3id Permanent identifier for Web applications. Mostly used to publish vocabularies and ontologies. The letters 'w3' stand for "World Wide Web".


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