To cite a DOI for your data you need to:

  1. Find your DOI - ESRF DOI names are available via  the ESRF data portal ( To find out what is the DOI for your experimental session you need to have done an experiment as part of a proposal or in-house research at one of the beamlines implementing the Data Policy, login to the data portal with your user credentials and go to the session of your proposal. You can equally go to the ESRF DOI portal ( to list or search all DOIs published by the ESRF so far.
  2. Generate a new DOI - If a session contains data which is not related to your publication then a bespoke DOI for only the data to cite in a publication can be requested. Send an email to with the list of dataset(s), title, author(s) and a DOI name will be created for only these data.
  3. Cite your DOI - following the format recommended on the landing page

Check out the DOI - CONCEPTS for any questions concerning DOIs at the ESRF or contact