How to become a DataCite Member
Membership is open to all not for profit organisations who wish to allocate DOI names and use the Registration Agency of DataCite in their capacity as allocating agents. A member should be actively working with data centres for the purpose of issuing DOIs. The membership fee for full members is 8.500€ p.a.
A member is eligible to actively take part in the working groups, has full voting rights on all decisions, and may register unlimited DOI names for themselves and their clients.
If you are interested in a DataCite membership please fill out the application form.
If you are interested in the work of DataCite but do not want to act as an allocating agent for DOI names you may consider an associated membership. Associated members have an advisory function, may also actively take part in the working groups, and have the right to attend the general assembly. An associated member has restricted voting rights. The membership fee for associated members is 1.700€ p.a.
If you'd like to become an associated member please fill out the affiliated members application form.
If you are only interested in assigning persistent identifiers to your datasets you should work with a DataCite member. Please contact the Managing Agent who will refer you to the appropiate member.
For further information about the membership and associated membership please see DataCite's statutes.