The use of DOIs aligns with key parts of NTL's role as defined in the 2012 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), including mandates to:
By incorporating DOIs, NTL is continuing its mission to make data available to the public and help increase data sharing in the community. An overview of NTL's research process and public access work flow can be seen below.
The integration of DOIs into NTL’s workflow can be seen in two major parts of the Plan to Increase Public Access to the Results of Federally-Funded Scientific Research Results, 7.2 Before Research Begins and 7.4.2 Data. These parts of the plan go into detail about the requirements that NTL has outlined to increase public access and data sharing, of which DOIs play an important part.
7.2 Before Research Begins
In reference to data depositing requirements:
This section further addresses that DOT data management plans will include a section that addresses plans for citation, archiving and preservation and that all datasets will need to be given a DOI.
DOIs are a key part of the curation process at NTL. For more information consult NTL's Digital Curation Policy.