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.

DataCite General Assembly welcomes 4 new full member

At the General Assembly on Tuesday March 25th in Dublin DataCite accepted 4 new full members.
We are pleased to welome the University of Tartu (UT) from Estonia, the South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON), the Japan Link Center (JaLC) and the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) as new full members.

DataCite, re3data.org, and Databib Announce Collaboration

Databib and "re3data.org - Registry of Research Data Repositories” are pleased to announce their plan to merge their two projects into one service that will be managed under the auspices of DataCite by the end of 2015. Their joint proposal to the DataCite General Assembly was approved at the General Assembly on March 25th, in advance of the 3rd Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) in Dublin, Ireland.

Invitation to tender for the new DataCite website

Following our Strategy for 2013-2016 DataCite is working on the creation of a new website. Firms and professionals are invited to submit a proposal. You will find all the details in this document.

DataCite Strategy 2013-2016

DataCite makes research better by enabling people to find, share, use and cite data. We are a leading global membership organization offering reliable persistent data identification. We engage stakeholders including researchers, scholars, data centers, libraries, publishers, and funders through advocacy, guidance, and services.

ICPSR is using DataCite DOIs for its holdings

ICPSR is now using DataCite DOI names for its holdings.

Maximize the power of your DOI!

When a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is registered, if you supply robust descriptive metadata along with the DOI, you can make the resource more discoverable and, therefore, more citable. Persistent links to people, places, funders, and other scholarly resources link the DOI-identified resource into an increasingly interconnected scholarly communication eco-system. DataCite DOIs can link to...

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