DataCite Test Services

We run all our services for testing purposes.

We run all our services for testing purposes. This is a closed system, so minted DOIs show only up in the test handle server, uploaded metadata only in the test search instance, etc. Visit DataCite on GitHub for source code or issues. If you have any questions please contact us via .

Metadata Store (MDS)

This is a development version of the MDS. It is configured as close as possible to our production version of MDS. If you need an account please send a e-mail to .

Handle Server

A Handle Server for testing purposes. It is not connected to the Global Handle Registry.


Hosting of schemas supported by the test MDS.

This test search instance pulls the latest updates from the MDS every 10 minutes.


Test OAI-PMH instance.