We are delighted to announce the launch of IGSN ID registration using DataCite services. This is the culmination of almost one year of work after the signing of a partnership agreement between DataCite and the IGSN e.V. in October 2021. The ability to register material samples with IGSN IDs is now available to all DataCite Members and Consortium Organizations.
Since new IGSN IDs are functionally DOIs, IGSN IDs can be easily registered using Fabrica, DataCite APIs, and other systems that integrate DataCite DOI registration. Moreover, we will support you throughout, assisting you directly as you set up your IGSN ID repository and mint your first IGSN IDs. We have also added specific IGSN ID documentation on our Support website, which contains information about using IGSN IDs in material samples workflows. Included are best practices for populating properties in the DataCite Metadata Schema and other recommendations.