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DataCite's First Virtual Member Meetings

Mary Hirsch
Humanity will remember 2020 for lots of reasons. Maybe one of them will be that it was the year that conferences and meetings around the globe went online. Maybe this trend won't last, but for many, the challenge of bringing together communities to...

DataCite Commons at your service

Martin Fenner
DataCite and the FREYA project partners are proud to announce the official launch of DataCite Commons today. DataCite Commons is the web interface to explore the PID Graph, formed by the publications, datasets, research software, and other research...

The why, what, and how of repositories

Helena Cousijn, Robin Dasler, Britta Dreyer & Paul Vierkant
DataCite is a community of libraries, research institutions, and data centers that house repositories. We often receive questions about how exactly we work with repositories, so we wanted to take this opportunity to answer your top 10 questions. How...

DataCite is Hiring an Application Developer

Martin Fenner
DataCite is looking for a full-stack application developer to join the DataCite development team. DataCite is a leading global non-profit organization that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) for research. DataCite was founded in 2009 to support...

DataCite works on ROR in second German ORCID project

Helena Cousijn & Martin Fenner

The new Product Engineering team at DataCite

Sarala Wimalaratne

What is next? Launching our Strategic Visioning Process

Matt Buys
Last month I shared our Vision 2021 that puts into action the goals set out in our strategic plan. In this post I want to share about our strategic visioning activity that we will collectively embark on as a community. As a community we are driven...

Reflecting on 2020

Matt Buys
As 2020 comes to a close, we reflect back on a year of global uncertainty and many challenges faced by our entire community. It can only be described as a year of the unexpected, and it demonstrated the importance of communities working together. Despite...

What's in a name: the release of Metadata Schema 4.4

Madeleine de Smaele & Isabel Bernal
Many things have happened since the DataCite Metadata Working Group last released a new version of its schema in the summer of 2019. Indeed, amongst a long list of transformations brought about by the ongoing global pandemic, the paramount importance...

DataCite Member Meeting 2021 Recap

Paul Vierkant
Four weeks have passed since the DataCite Member Meeting 2021. On September 21 2021, the DataCite Team, our members, and the PID community met virtually and discussed topics ranging from DataCite’s strategic visioning process, the product roadmap and metadata, to the world of PIDs. Leveraging the advantages of an online event, we shared the recordings and slides of the sessions one week later. Hundreds of views and downloads within just one month reflect a continuing...

Join a DataCite Steering Group!

Sarala Wimalaratne
DataCite is a membership and community organization and we encourage involvement from people that share our vision. To help guide and support our growth and ongoing development, DataCite has two Steering Groups: the Services and Technology Steering Group and the Community Engagement Steering Group. Our Steering Groups provide a venue for participation by interested community members and help us with priority setting and identify strategies related to sustainability planning, services, and outreach.

Refining our Thinking: How we are improving DataCite design processes.

Kristian Garza
Open science infrastructure discussions in working groups, task forces, project meetings, and collaborations can be complex. Generally, participants in these discussions have complex ideas from different perspectives that can be difficult to convey. This can sometimes feel like progress stagnates as we seek to address the community’s various needs. The DataCite product design team is acutely aware of this challenge. We believe that creative problem-solving and transparent decision-making can help us to make progress as...

IGSN 2040 Vision to Execution

Paul Vierkant & Matt Buys
DataCite and IGSN e.V. are entering the next phase of their partnership supported with a grant by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for the project ‘IGSN 2040 Vision to Execution: Institutionalizing IGSN ID services’. The project is the next step of the partnership between DataCite and IGSN in beginning the transition of the IGSN ID to the DataCite infrastructure, services, and APIs. DataCite will provide the IGSN ID registration services and supporting technology to enable...

DataCite Make Data Count Webinar Series

Paul Vierkant
Make Data Count (MDC) is a scholarly change initiative, made up of researchers and open infrastructure experts, building and advocating for evidence-based open data metrics. Throughout MDC’s tenure, various areas key to the development of research data assessment metrics have been identified. Please join a Spring seminar and discussion series centered around priority work areas, adjacent initiatives to learn from, and steps that can be taken immediately to drive diverse research communities towards assessment and...

Connecting research, identifying knowledge | DataCite vision to reality

Matt Buys
Since our founding in 2009, DataCite’s strategy has been led by our community of members and partners around the world. We work with organisations globally to help identify, find, cite, connect, and use research. Our community consists of stakeholders throughout the research lifecycle, including researchers and organisations identifying and citing research resource types. During 2021, building on our core values, our community went through a strategic visioning process to understand current perspectives of DataCite, how...

Let’s Fund Open Infrastructure Together

Maria Gould

DataCite: bringing rigor to the scholarly record

Matt Buys & John Chodacki
DataCite celebrates the recently issued Nelson memo “to make the results of taxpayer-supported research immediately available to the American public at no cost.” This is a significant step in the global policy landscape and will support collective action for change. DataCite, founded in 2009, was established with a common purpose towards making research outputs and resources publicly available. Today, our community remains committed to our founding principles and works together with a common purpose. Our...

re3data Webinar and DataCite: En Avant!

Michael Witt
The inaugural meeting of the DataCite re3data Working Group was convened in Paris on September 20th at the offices of the International Council for Science (ICSU). Co-chairs Michael Witt and Frank Scholze gave the background and history of Databib...

2016 in review

Laura Rueda
2016 has been a year of many changes at DataCite. Since the (already not-so-new!) team joined in late 2015, DataCite has become a more dynamic and highly engaged organisation. Structural, technical and cultural changes have helped us see our biggest...

When Counting is Hard

Jennifer Lin
This is a guest post by Jennifer Lin, project manager for the Making Data Count project, and since last week CrossRef Director of Product Management. Counting is hard. But when it comes to research data, not in the way we thought it was (example 1...

Announcing the DataCite Blog Relaunch

Martin Fenner
The DataCite blog has migrated to a new platform, from a hosted version at Ghost to a self-hosted version using Jekyll. The main reason for this change is that it gives us more control over the formatting of blog posts. The migration was easy as both...

Announcing the DataCite Profiles Service

Martin Fenner
DataCite Labs today is launching the DataCite Profiles service, a central place for users to sign in with DataCite, using their ORCID credentials. The first version of DataCite Profiles focusses on integration with ORCID via the Search & Link and

DataCite Metadata Schema 4.0 Webinar

Laura Rueda
On June 30th, 2016, DataCite organised a webinar to introduce the community to the new version of its metadata schema developed by DataCite’s Metadata Working Group. and support the different integrators interested in migrating to the new schema. http...

Using YAML Frontmatter with CSV

Martin Fenner
CSV (comma-separated values) is a popular file format for data. It is popular because it is very simple: CSV is text-based and any application that can open text files can read or write CSV. This makes it a good fit for digital preservation. We don...

Thoughts on the Research Data Alliance 6th Plenary

Martin Fenner
The Research Data Alliance 6th Plenary last week discussed numerous topics very relevant to DataCite. Below is a short subjective list of topics I found interesting. If you attended RDA, feel free to add your thoughts in the comments. And if you didn...

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