ORCID and DataCite sign an MoU

ORCID and DataCite are pleased to announce their joint commitment to research data by signing a Memorandum of Understanding. ORCID and DataCite agree that data are essential building blocks of scholarship and research in the sciences, medicine, social sciences, and humanities. Researchers and scholars recognize the potential for increasing collaboration and synthesis when data are archived, published, and shared, forging the possibility for new discoveries built upon prior work.

What was that date?

DataCite requires only a small number of descriptive elements in order to register a resource for a DOI: the creator(s), title, publisher (defined as "the entity that holds, archives, publishes prints, distributes, releases, issues, or produces the resource), and publication year (defined as "the year when the data was or will be made publicly available.")

DataCite Annual Conference in Nancy, France, 25 - 26 August 2014

DataCite invites you to our 5th Annual Conference & Special Anniversary Celebration. This year’s theme, Giving Value to Data: Advocacy, Guidance, Services will highlight recent developments in the discovery, access and reuse of research data. The conference will celebrate the dramatic advances made in the way the research community works with data since minting the first DOI for data a decade ago. This is underscored by DataCite minting its 3,000,000th DOI (Digital Object Identifier) earlier this year.

DataCite in the Open Repositories 2014 Conference

DataCite will be represented in the Open Repositories 2014 Conference, to be held June 09-13 in Helsinki, Finland in the context of the ODIN (ORCID and DataCite Interoperability Network) project.

ODIN project webinar video now available

Thank you all for registering for the ODIN project data webinar, which was held June 3rd and attracted up to 160 people.

We are pleased to inform you that videos and slides from the webinar are now available from the ODIN project site, at:

http://odin-project.eu/events/webinars/

If you have any questions for the presenters, please do not hesitate to contact us via the ODIN project email address:

info@odin-project.eu

ODIN Webinar - Tuesday June 03

The ORCID and DataCite Interoperability Network (ODIN) project team is pleased to invite you to join their latest technical webinar.

WHAT: A webinar showcasing the latest tools building on ORCID and DataCite Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) and connections between them.
There will be demos and presentations from members of the ODIN team, including:

Job opportunity: DataCite is looking for a Technical Officer

The Technical Officer leads all technology development and operations for DataCite and is responsible for all DataCite technical components as well as developing future technical concepts.

In addition, the Technical Officer will act as contact for working on technical aspects with the DataCite community, clients (data centres), end-users, and stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of the electronic scholarly communications environment as well as significant experience with metadata.

10th Anniversary of minting DOI for data

A guest comment by Jens Klump, CSIRO Australia:

DataCite registers its 3 millionth DOI name!

At the end of March 2014 DataCite registered its 3 millionth DOI.

The registered dataset with the DOI 10.5517/CCPHZ37 is a crystal structure from the The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) in the United Kingdom.

DataCite has registered more than 3.2 million DOIs so far. You can always find the latest number in our stats page.

Following the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Research Data Alliance (RDA) DataCite will become an organizational affiliate of RDA.

As defined by the RDA Organizational Member Process Document, RDA Affiliates are likeminded organizations that seek to coordinate efforts in mutual areas of interest and to avoid unnecessary duplication or conflict.

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