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EZID is a tool that enables you to generate and manage long-term identifiers for your digital content. The tool is free for UC-Berkeley affiliates and is managed by the California Digital Library. 

Use EZID for the following purposes:

  • create identifiers for anything: text, data, bones, terms, etc
  • manage your research objects with shareable, unbreakable links
  • store citation information for the objects in a variety of formats
  • fit identifiers into your automated workflows with a standards-based API

Berkeley researchers can request a free account by emailing researchdata@berkeley.edu.