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Level of service

The PDL offers the following service elements to data contributors

  • Assessment of dataset technical quality and completeness, with certification if the dataset is of an acceptable quality.
  • Obtaining a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) from a DataCite accredited organisation — including preparation and submission of the required metadata.
  • The communication of the DOI to the dataset authors.
  • The preparation of the dataset citation.
  • The construction of a dataset landing page in conformance with DataCite and NERC guidelines.
  • The storage of the dataset for an indefinite period in a manner that guarantees that it will not be changed in any way whatsoever.
  • The submission and maintenance of discovery metadata to appropriate portals such as the NERC Data Catalogue Service.