What is DataCite?

We are a not-for-profit organisation formed in London on 1 December 2009. Our aim is to:

  • establish easier access to research data on the Internet
  • increase acceptance of research data as legitimate, citable contributions to the scholarly record
  • support data archiving that will permit results to be verified and re-purposed for future study.

These goals are laid down in the DataCite statutes.

Our structure

Just as research is global, DataCite is global, with member institutions offering services and advice directly where they are needed by the researchers.

We consist of a Managing Agent, currently the German National Library of Science and Technology, with Members and Associate Members around the world. DataCite is represented by its Board Members.

DataCite structure

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