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...

D-Lib article about the DataCite 2013 summer meeting

The January/February special issue of D-Lib gives an interesting overview on the Research Data Alliance and its activities. It also includes a brief summary of the DataCite 2013 summer meeting, which was co-located with the 2nd RDA plenary meeting in Washington DC. The 2014 summer meeting will be co-located with the IFLA conference in France in August this year. We will publish more details on the event here in due time.

DataCite office closed December 22 2013 - January 06 2014

The DataCite offlice is closed between December 22 2013 and January 06 2014, so it will take a bit longer to answer your contact requests.

We wish you a nice holiday season and expect 2014 to be an exciting year for the Data Sharing Community.

Higgs discovery data citable thanks to a DataCite DOI

Today the two particle physics theorists François Englert and Peter W. Higgs, Nobel prize in Physics for 2013, will receive their awards in Sweden.
The data confirming the existince of the Higgs-Boson can be cited with a DataCite DOI: 10.7484/INSPIREHEP.DATA.A78C.HK44

Force 11: Draft Declaration of Data Citation Principles

People have been working on data citation issues for a long time. Different groups and different communities have come up with different guidelines and recommendations on how data should be cited. The different approaches generally agree in principle, but there are some distinct differences. It is fair to say that the different approaches were almost seen as competing in some way.

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