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2021 underway!

Matt Buys
At the end of last year, we had the opportunity to reflect on 2020 as a year and plan for 2021. It was certainly a challenging year for all of us in the community and it is during these times that we realize our collective strength! Despite the challenges that we had, DataCite continued to grow as a global community working together...

Open hours updates: Spring re-launch open hours for consortium leads

Elizabeth Krznarich, Kristian Garza & Mary Hirsch
DataCite Open Hours are an opportunity for anyone in the community to hear the latest updates, ask questions and engage with DataCite staff and other community members. Sometimes there’s even a festive pub quiz!...

Strength in our community!

Matt Buys
2021 was yet another year of the unexpected as the world continues to grapple with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is in times like these that communities pull together to help each other and look for a better future. As such, our year-end-post includes thoughts and perspectives from our members and team around the world.

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.

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...

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...

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...

Changes to Fabrica and the DataCite mailing lists: update your contact information in Fabrica to get uptodate information

Sarala Wimalaratne & Paul Vierkant
We are happy to announce that we are taking the final step on our way to providing you with all the relevant information you need. We outlined this transition already last year, meaning to move away from our current mailing lists to mailing lists that will be based on member information available in DataCite Fabrica. We are excited to announce that this step will happen this week...

Are You There, Metadata? It’s Me, the Bibliometrician

Kristian Garza
In a recent conversation with Dr. Isabella Peters, she mentioned: “From article citation analysis, we know that citation and publication behavior is strongly discipline-dependent. The disciplines dictate where to publish, what to publish, what is okay...

Looking back and looking forward: the 2020 member survey

For the last 3 years, we have been sending an annual survey to our members (for previous results, see https://doi.org/10.5438/0x81-y943 and https://doi.org/10.5438/99ne-g618) to receive input which helps us reflect on how we did and how we can improve...

Introducing Xiaoli and the FAIR Workflows Project

Xiaoli Chen
I’m glad to report that at the tail-end (hopefully, but probably a long tail just like the reuse of research data) of the dark tunnel that’s the COVID pandemic, there's a new beginning for me.

DataCite - GigaScience internship: how to improve metadata completeness

Kelvin Lai
Hello! This is Kelvin, I interned with DataCite remotely in Hong Kong this summer. After this internship, I will continue the last year of my Bachelor of Computer Engineering at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. My specialization is in...

DataCite Open Hours in 2021

Kristian Garza & Mary Hirsch
This year we relaunched DataCite Open Hours, keeping the same focus on community interaction, but also incorporating a section for gathering structured feedback for the DataCite product roadmap and metadata schema.

Welcome Mike to the DataCite Team

Mike Bennett
DataCite is pleased to welcome Mike Bennett to our team. Mike joined DataCite as an application developer in November 2021

A Brave New PID: DMP-IDs

Kristian Garza & Matt Buys
Despite the challenges over the last year, we are pleased to share some exciting news about launching the brave new PID, DMP IDs. Two years ago we set out a plan in collaboration with the University of California Curation Center and the DMPToolto bring...

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...

Sunsetting of the EZ API

Sarala Wimalaratne
The DataCite EZ API was first introduced in 2017 to assist those of our Members who transitioned from the California Digital Library (CDL) EZID service. Users were able to make the same API calls they used to make to EZID, just using the DataCite endpoint...

Farewell to DataCite

Martin Fenner
After six years as DataCite Technical Director, I am both sad and excited to announce that I will be leaving DataCite, beginning a new adventure as an independent developer for the invenioRDM project on August 1st. My focus will remain on research...

Project Lead - FAIR workflows project

Helena Cousijn
DataCite is looking for a Project Lead to manage a global Open Science project with partners across Europe and the United States. The role is funded by the ​​Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc.

Bringing together communities: IGSN and DataCite

Matt Buys & Kerstin Lehnert
DataCite and IGSN are pleased to announce their roadmap towards a partnership that intends to support the global adoption, implementation, and use of physical sample identifiers. This collaboration is aligned with our respective missions and brings together the strengths of each organization for the benefit of the research community.

The DataCite Technology Stack

Martin Fenner
DataCite is a DOI registration agency that enables the registration of scholarly content with a persistent identifier (DOI) and metadata. This content can then be searched for, reused, and connected to other scholarly resources. But how does the underlying...

Registration Year

  • 2021

Resource Types

  • Text
  • Other


  • DataCite
  • Columbia University
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Spanish National Research Council