DOIs for Research Software: Increasing Visibility, Connectivity, Citability

Research software are vital outputs of the research endeavour. They are often integral to the generation of research data, and rely on the same technical and social infrastructure to disseminate, cultivate, and coordinate activities. While adherence of research software to the ideals of openness and FAIRness should be per se intellegitur, only recently have efforts been started to ensure they are afforded the same long-term preservation and stewardship as other research outputs. However, research software engineers are yet to view making their software FAIR and Open as normative and in their interests. The value of adding PIDs to research software to expose both citation metrics and their interconnections with other research entities is expected to increase researcher buy-in and drive change.

Introducing DataCite’s Global Access Program in Africa: What Is in It for the Continent

DataCite is a leading global non-profit organization that provides persistent identifiers (PIDs) for research data and other research outputs. DataCite has introduced the Global Access Program (GAP) with the aim to improve equity, access to and adoption of persistent identifier (PID) infrastructure for communities in under-represented countries, including all African countries.

African research is still not receiving the right visibility due to several factors, including a lack of appropriate repositories with trusted PIDs, inadequate infrastructure to project the outputs, poor metadata for visibility, technical gaps, low awareness about the importance of PIDs, and institutional buy-in. Through GAP, DataCite's dedicated resources will collaborate with the research community and stakeholders to promote Africa’s indigenous knowledge and contributions to research outputs.

DataCite Open Hours – July 2023

Thank you to everyone who joined Open Hours and participated in the consultation. Kristian Garza, Sarala Wimalaratne, and Mike Bennet presented an overview of the ongoing PID Graph work under EOSC. There was then an opportunity for the attendees to provide feedback about the PID Graph work and suggest requirements for their use cases.

Unlocking Repositories Through Persistent Identifiers (PIDs): Enabling Open Research Practices

Institutional repositories (IRs) play an important role in supporting open research practices by making various research outputs such as datasets, preprints and reports more accessible, discoverable, and citable. Using persistent identifiers (PIDs) for research outputs can maximize the discoverability and support in making research data FAIR. PIDs are unique and permanent identifiers that can be used to identify and cite research outputs over time. This is important for open research because it allows researchers to share their work with others and to track its impact.

اعتماد المعرفات الدائمة: تقديم برنامج الوصول العالمي الخاص بـداتا سيت إلى العالم العربي

لا تزال الأبحاث المنتجة من العالم العربي (باللغتين العربية والإنجليزية) لا تحظى بالرؤية العالمية وقابلية الاكتشاف التي تستحقها. هنالك عدة أسباب لذلك منها علي سبيل المثال، عدم اعتماد واستخدام المعرفات الدائمة ضمن مسارات البحث المختلفة، وانخفاض الوعي باهمية المعرفات الدائمة وأنواعها المختلفة، والبيانات الوصفية غير المكتمله

داتا سيت هي منظمة عالمية رائدة وغير هادفة للربح توفر المعرفات الدائمة لمختلف انواع مخرجات الأبحاث والموارد الأخرى. لقد اطلقنا برنامج الوصول العالمي لتحسين المساواة والوصول واعتماد البنية التحتية للمعرفات الدائمة ضمن المجتمعات الأكاديمية والبحثية في البلدان الاقل تمثيلا، بما في ذلك منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا

Building more equity and inclusion with DataCite’s Global Access Fund

DataCite is thrilled to launch a Global Access Fund (GAF), established to enable organizations worldwide to make their research outputs discoverable. It will provide financial support for outreach activities and infrastructure development to enable more organizations to benefit from DataCite infrastructure services. The GAF is part of the DataCite Global Access Program (GAP) made possible by grant Grant 2022-316573 from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Applications are open to non-profit stakeholders within the research ecosystem (e.g. research institutions, associations, NRENs, government bodies, service providers) based in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia.

Construyendo más equidad e inclusión con el Fondo de Acceso Global de DataCite

DataCite se complace en lanzar el Fondo de Acceso Global (Global Access Fund, GAF), creado para permitir a organizaciones de todo el mundo aumentar la visibilidad de sus resultados de investigación. Esta nueva iniciativa proporcionará apoyo financiero para actividades de divulgación y desarrollo de infraestructuras que permitan beneficiarse de los servicios de infraestructura de DataCite. El GAF forma parte del Programa de Acceso Global (Global Access Program) de DataCite, posible gracias al apoyo de la Iniciativa Chan Zuckerberg. Las solicitudes están abiertas a organizaciones (entidades legales) sin fines de lucro dentro del ecosistema de investigación (por ejemplo, instituciones de investigación, asociaciones, NRENs, organismos gubernamentales, proveedores de servicios, etc.) con sede en África, América Latina, Oriente Medio y Asia.

Better Together: The Great Varieties of PIDs and How to Use Them: Navigating the Persistent Identifier Landscape

DataCite, ORCID, and Crossref as international open scholarly infrastructure are adopted globally, but in APAC, national level PID providers also share the vision and work with their respective local communities to build services and tools to help them achieve data management goals. We are spoiled by the thriving PIDs ecosystem with PIDs for different types of entities, different levels of technical interoperability, different governance model, different user community, etc. - When the time comes to build an optimal PID integration or adoption strategy, how should one navigate the landscape?

Principios FAIR y la implementación de flujos de trabajo para la gestión de datos en la investigación

En la investigación, la gestión eficaz de datos es crucial para el avance científico y la colaboración global. En este seminario web, exploraremos los Principios FAIR (Encontrables, Accesibles, Interoperables y Reutilizables) y su papel en la gestión de datos en la investigación. Hablaremos sobre la adopción de principios abiertos y FAIR, su impacto en la calidad y colaboración en la investigación, y la importancia de la citación de datos a través de la iniciativa "Make Data Count" de DataCite. También escucharemos experiencias de una organización miembro de DataCite y cómo han implementado flujos de trabajo en su repositorio de datos.