This page assumes that you already know about the purpose, function and available types of PIDs such as DOI and Handle. If you want more information on this topic, please take a look at our Explain! page on PIDs

For members of the Göttingen Campus

The eRA, the GWDG and the SUB offer various services to store publications and data, and retrieve a DOI or PID for them. Please take a look at the following list to decide which service is appropriate for your content:

If you need ePIC PIDs from the GWDG in a project context, please write an email to

For external scientists/institutions

The SUB Göttingen is a DataCite member and acts as DOI provider for the arts and humanities in Germany. As such, it provides DOI prefixes to scientific institutions and enables and supports them in registering their own DOIs for their publications, research data or other scientifically relevant digital objects. The service is offered through the Göttingen eResearch Alliance and is provided for free to academic institutions.

In order for you as a researcher to use this service, either your institute or your organization's library or data center needs to sign a contract with the SUB Göttingen, in which the responsibilities and conditions for assuring persistence and accessibility as well as metadata quality of the referenced object are defined. For further information, you can take look at our template contract (also available in german). In addition, you need to define a contact person from your institute for the DOI registration process.

If you are from a non-academic institution, the DOI service is provided for paying a yearly fee that depends on the number of DOIs registered by your institution. Further information is available on this sheet.

For further information on how to register DOIs by yourself, please contact us.

To learn more about persistent identifiers in general and at the Göttingen Campus, please refer to our page on Data Citation.