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Wellcome explains the benefits of developing an open and global grant identifier

Ginny Hendricks
This blog post by Crossref Director of Member & Community Outreach Ginny Hendricks and guest authors Robert Kiley and Nina Frentrop from the Wellcome Trust was cross-posted with permission from the Crossref blog. DataCite Executive Director Patricia...

DataCite to Dublin Core application profile (DC2AP)

Laura Rueda
The DataCite Metadata Working Group has prepared a DataCite to Dublin Core application profile (DC2AP) and would love to hear your comments about it! DataCite loves Dublin Core The profile will help you building Dublin Core compatible DataCite metadata...

Welcome to the DataCite Team, Robin!

Robin Dasler & Martin Fenner
DataCite is pleased to welcome Robin Dasler to our team. Robin joined DataCite as product manager in March. Get to know her better via this interview. Robin Dasler Can you tell us a little bit about what you did before you started working for DataCite...

Announcing PIDapalooza 2018 - the open festival for persistent identifiers!

Patricia Cruse
PIDapalooza is back, by popular demand! We’re building on the the best of the inaugural PIDapalooza and organizing two days packed with discussions, demos, informal and interactive sessions, updates, talks by leading PID innovators, and more. There...

Glad You Asked: A Snapshot of the Current State of Data Citation

Kristian Garza & Martin Fenner
For the past several years data citation has been an important topic in the research community. The community came together and agreed that data must be granted first-class citizenship in the practice of scholarship. Thus the community defined a set...

DataCite’s Distinguished Service Award: Recognizing Joan Starr’s Many Contributions

Patricia Cruse
Joan Starr, EZID Service Manager, California Digital Library has been an important part of DataCite’s success from the beginning. Joan has made a difference with her guidance, passion, voice, knowledge — all of which has helped so many in the DataCite...

Create DOIs with the REST API

Robin Dasler
DataCite Blog

Make Data Count and Scholix join FORCE(2018)s

Helena Cousijn & Daniella Lowenberg
DataCite Blog

Support: a two way dialogue

Mary Hirsch
DataCite Blog

DataCite's New Search

Martin Fenner
Today we are announcing our first new functionality of 2019, a much improved search for DataCite DOIs and metadata. While the DataCite Search user interface has not changed, changes under the hood bring many important improvements and are our biggest...

Exposing DOI metadata provenance

Martin Fenner
DOI metadata provenance is describing the history of a particular DOI metadata record, i.e. what changes were made when and by whom. This information is now stored and provided via an API for all DOI registrations since March 10, 2019. The following...

DOI Fabrica Form Gets a Facelift

Robin Dasler
When we launched the DOI registration form in DOI Fabrica last year, we purposely kept it pretty basic. We wanted to get the most-used metadata fields in front of the people who needed them as soon as possible. But it’s always been our intention to...

Please welcome Sarala, our new Head of Infrastructure Services

Sarala Wimalaratne & Martin Fenner
DataCite is excited to announce that Sarala Wimalaratne will join our team in the new role ’Head of Infrastructure Services’ on September 1st. Sarala brings a wealth of experience in the Open Science and PID communities and will be a great addition...

We'll be rocking your world again at PIDapalooza 2020

Helena Cousijn, Maria Gould, Ginny Hendricks & Alice Meadows
The official countdown to PIDapalooza 2020 begins here! It's 162 days to go until our flame-lighting opening ceremony at the fabulous Belem Cultural Center in Lisbon, Portugal. Your friendly neighborhood PIDapalooza Planning Committee—Helena Cousijn...

MetaDIG recommendations for FAIR DataCite metadata

Ted Habermann
This is a guest blog post written by Ted Habermann. In this blog post, Dr Habermann introduces the MetaDIG project and how the project recommendations can be applied to DataCite metadata. Since Wilkenson et al. (Wilkinson et al. (2016)) introduced...

A Farewell Post for Trisha

Today is Trisha Cruse’s last day at DataCite. There will be many memories, but this being DataCite, we wanted to preserve some of those under a DOI. Below you’ll find some final words from current staff and board members. Goodbye Trisha, you will be missed!

Stronger together!

Matt Buys
Two weeks and counting! What seems like a whirlwind has passed by in a flash. Today I take a moment to reflect on my first two weeks as DataCite’s Executive Director and share some of my initial impressions. My first week at DataCite had me on my way...

Vision 2020

Matt Buys
A new year, a new decade. Since our founding in 2009, DataCite has collaborated closely with the research community to expand our services, increase our membership, and promote an open culture of data sharing. As a global leader in the field of research data, we embrace the opportunity to further develop and promote the research infrastructure of the future by engaging with our members, taking a multidisciplinary approach to research data, and cultivating the technical...

Reaching out to the World of Research Data and Persistent Identifiers

Paul Vierkant
With this blog post I'd like to introduce myself as the new Outreach Manager of DataCite. Being an Open Science advocate by conviction, I am happy to contribute my knowledge and experience to DataCite's Engagement team. Before I joined DataCite, I...

Setting DataCites priorities: the 2019 member survey

Helena Cousijn
At the end of each year we survey our members to help us set priorities for the next year. Last year we shared the outcomes of the 2018 member survey on our blog, and now it’s time to update you on the results from 2019! We sent out the member survey...

Fabrica Now Supports Even More Metadata

Robin Dasler
Today, DataCite is very pleased to announce a major update to the DOI Fabrica form. With this update, you can now add metadata for every possible property in the entire DataCite Metadata Schema. While it was always possible to add all of the required...

Building communities together: our policies, licenses and agreements

Matt Buys
As DataCite continues to scale as a global community with members across 43 countries, it is important that we make sure our operations and policies align to support our growing community of members. Earlier this year we set out the Vision 2020(Buys...

DataCite is hiring an application developer

Martin Fenner
Are you interested in helping build discovery services for scholarly content? We are looking for an application developer to join our DataCite team, bringing a mix of skills that complement the existing team capacity. The ideal candidate has experience...

We need your feedback: Aligning the CodeMeta vocabulary for software with schema.org

Martin Fenner
Metadata that describes scientific software – in particular citation metadata such as title, authors, publication year, and venue – in standard ways is essential for proper software citation implementation. The metadata should be generated by the software...

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