Flyers, posters, and web banners

Support DataCite and advocate good data citation practice by spreading the word to your colleagues and friends. Our advocacy page has flyers, posters, and web banners for you to download and distribute.

DataCite Metadata Schema

The DataCite Metadata Schema is a list of core metadata properties chosen for the accurate and consistent identification of data for citation and retrieval purposes, along with recommended use instructions.

The latest version of our Metadata Schema is available for download via our Schema website.

DataCite Business Models Principles

The DataCite Business Models Principles describe some of the current best business practices and responsibilities for DataCite members and their clients. It will be reviewed at least yearly and may be updated more frequently if substantive changes are required.
The latest version of this document will always be available for download on our website.

List of repositories of research data

DataCite endorses the DataBib initiative and features their list of repositories for research data on our website, as a resource for researchers looking to deposit and find data.

The list is a working document and we encourage community participation in its development. A copy of the list can be downloaded from Google Docs.

Additionally, DataCite works together with, a German initiative with the aim to create a global registry of research data repositories. You can search and browse their list on their website.

DataCite helps researchers to find, access, and reuse data (Impressum).