CERN launches Open Data Portal with DataCite DOI names

On November 20th, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, launched its Open Data Portal where data from real collision events, produced by the LHC experiments will for the first time be made openly available to all. It is expected that these data will be of high value for the research community, and also be used for education purposes.

What do you think?

DataCite’s Metadata Working Group is looking for your opinion. We are considering making a change to the set of fields required for registration of a digital object identifier (DOI).

Right now, you must provide a creator, a title, a publisher and a publication year, the basic building blocks of a resource citation. In recent years, a number of DataCite’s external partners have told us that it would be very useful (for interoperability) if we would also require resource type (that is, dataset, image, text, etc).

In 2014 DataCite celebrates its fifth year of operation and CrossRef its fifteenth. Together we have registered almost 75 million DOIs. Today the two organisations are committing to accelerate the adoption of DOIs for data publication and citation.

DataCite Releases Metadata Version Update

The DataCite Metadata Working Group is happy to announce that it has completed work on Version 3.1 of the metadata schema. The schema and documentation are both available now from
This new update is composed almost completely of changes suggested by you, the members of DataCite’s community of users. The Working Group received these suggestions primarily via our Discussion Forum.

Datacite and Open Data Institute (ODI) join forces to boost data reuse

DataCite and Open Data Institute are joining forces to help make open data underpinning open research more reusable to drive science and innovation.

Ultimately, to reuse data effectively, the conditions for reuse must be transparent and linked, and the innovators leading these efforts must be in a position to determine and then describe the conditions for this reuse. Incumbent on this achievement is finding reliable ways to link data to these conditions.

DataCite and the ICSU World Data System (ICSU-WDS) sign MoU

Today DataCite and the ICSU World Data System (ICSU-WDS) announce an agreement to strengthen their collaboration and enhance the availability of high-quality scientific data to researchers worldwide. To accomplish this, the two principal membership organizations will cooperate more closely through joint working groups leading to results that will benefit their communities. They will also enhance strategic exchange and communication among their Members.

ORCID and DataCite Final Event: Towards Holistic Open Research

The ODIN project has been working since 2012 to link researchers to their datasets using PIDs in real-world research systems. The team have examined the landscape as it evolves with input from an international group of experts in the field and built practical tools to enable others to link PIDs.

ODIN project webinar video now available

Thank you all for registering for the ODIN webinar on persistent identifiers which was held September 9th and attracted up to 60 people.
We are pleased to inform you that videos and slides from the webinar are now available from the ODIN project site, at:

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

ODIN Webinar on Tuesday September 9 at 1500 (BST) / 1600 (CEST) / 1700 (EEST)

After ODIN: looking to the future

Announcing a free webinar from the ODIN project, taking place on Tuesday September 9, at 1500 (BST) / 1600 (CEST) / 1700 (EEST)

Register here

Why do we need persistent identifiers (PIDS)? What can we do with them - and what can’t we do without them? Given that the technology exists, why don’t researchers already have access to all the PIDs, systems and services that they could possibly need?

Thomson Reuters Collaborates with DataCite to Expand Discovery of Research Data

Thomson Reuters Data Citation Index’s cooperation with DataCite guides industry to better discovery, attribution and connectivity to research


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