How to get USDA Forest Service R&D a DOI?


Tanner here – you and I know each other from working on DataONE together.

I’m currently working a post-masters research fellowship in science communication with the U.S. Forest Service Research and Development program’s Pacific Northwest Research Station.

FS R&D is the largest forestry R&D organization in the world and we do quite a lot of in-house publications for materials that never go into a traditional academic publications – publishing is often done in-house for things like “general technical reports” or “research notes” or datasets.

There’s growing awareness we need to be assigning DOI’s to datasets and publications that don’t appear in academic journals.

I wonder if you could point me in the right direction for how to get USDA Forest Service R&D on the road to assigning DOI’s (or other form of persistent identifier)?

Is Crossref an RA that would create a unique “publisher” identifier for R&D as a whole, based on a subscription relationship?

Would the first step be here?

Also, do you happen to know if a U.S. Dept. of Agriculture or Forest Service organization has already established a relationship with CrossRef?



Tanner Jessel, MSIS
Science Communications Research Fellow
Forest Service

Pacific Northwest Research Station

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About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Posted on December 20, 2016, in Uncategorized, USFS Research. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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