In 2018, the Alliance joined DataCite, and six Alliance members began to assign Digital Object Identifiers to items using their services. Those members are the University of Idaho, University of Washington, Oregon Health and Science University, University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Washington State University and Western Washington University.
The Alliance manages this program similarly to how e-resource licensing is managed, in that we receive a combined bill and invoice members for their portion of the fee. Direct support for DataCite DOIs is provided by DataCite, not by Alliance staff or any Alliance group.
For more information, contact Bryan Vogh, Program Manager, Systems.