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.


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