DataCite Open Hours – November 2022

In this edition of DataCite Open Hours, we discussed some of the ways we are working to achieve metadata completeness through our various project activities.

IGSN IDs – All Sample Types, All Disciplines

In October 2021, DataCite and the International Generic Sample Number (IGSN) e.V. announced a partnership to foster worldwide adoption, implementation, and utilization of persistent identifiers for material samples. Under this partnership, DataCite is ensuring the ongoing sustainability of the IGSN ID infrastructure and is working with the IGSN e.V. to scale both IGSN IDs usage and sample community engagement and to develop sample identifier practice standards.

DataCite Open Hours – January 2023

In this first Open Hours of the year, we heard from Matt Buys, DataCite's Executive Director, and Sarala Wimalaratne, DataCite's Engineering Director, about DataCite's vision and roadmap for 2023.

Join the Conversation: Building the Open Global Data Citation Corpus

Wellcome Trust and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Partners with DataCite to Build the Open Global Data Citation Corpus Aggregated references to data across outputs will help the community monitor impact, inform future funding, and improve the dissemination of research DataCite is pleased to announce that The Wellcome Trust has awarded funds to build the Open […]

DataCite Connect Gothenburg 2023 (#DataCiteConnect23)

Lindholmen Conference Centre, Room Tesla, Gothenburg, Sweden (In co-location with the RDA 20th Plenary) Lindholmspiren 5, Gothenburg, Sweden

The DataCite Connect event in Gothenburg provides a forum for discussion and networking for DataCite members and the broader community. The session will focus on national PID and Open Research strategies and how the DataCite community can engage in, contribute to, and support their implementation. Participants will learn about on-going efforts across different regions and will have the chance to work together to identify and discuss alignments between national strategies and their current/future plans that leverage the DataCite infrastructure and services. The outcomes of the meeting will help DataCite members and community to better understand the PID landscape in other regions, connect with PID champions and establish new collaborations. There will be plenty of time for Q&A!

DataCite Connect Buenos Aires (#DataCiteConnect23)

Novotel Buenos Aires (en colaboración con la csv,conf,v7) Av. Corrientes 1334, Buenos Aires, Argentina

El evento DataCite Connect Buenos Aires ofrece un foro para la discusión y la creación de redes para los miembros de DataCite en América Latina. La sesión se centrará en discutir las perspectivas regionales en torno a la adopción de infraestructura de DataCite y cómo la comunidad puede participar, contribuir y apoyar su implementación. Los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de intercambiar historias de éxito y desafíos en torno a las comunicaciones, integraciones e ideas para la futura cooperación regional. Habrá mucho tiempo para establecer contactos y preguntas y respuestas.

DataCite Open Hours – May 2023

The session opened with a really interesting introduction to the new Global Access Program (GAP) by Gabi Mejias (Community & Program Manager), Bosun Obileye (Regional engagement specialist (Africa)) and Arturo Garduño-Magaña (Regional engagement specialist (LATAM)).

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.