Our Mission

what we do

DataCite is a leading global non-profit organisation that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) for research data. Our goal is to help the research community locate, identify, and cite research data with confidence.

We work on several fronts to achieve this goal. We support the creation and allocation of DOIs and accompanying metadata. We provide services that support the enhanced search and discovery of research content. And we promote data citation and advocacy through our community-building efforts and responsive communication and outreach materials.

how we work

DataCite offers a number of member services to meet the diverse needs of the global research community. We also bring this community together to address the challenges of making research data visible and accessible. And we collaborate as a global network of researchers to provide the following support to researchers, data centres, journal publishers, and funding agencies.

- We support researchers in their efforts to find, identify, and cite research data and other research objects.
- We support data centres by providing DOIs for datasets, workflows, and standards.
- We support journal publishers by enabling research articles to be linked to underlying data/objects.
- We support funding agencies by helping them understand the reach and impact of their funding.

assigning dois to datasets

By working closely with data centres to assign DOIs to datasets and other research objects, we are developing a robust infrastructure that supports simple and effective methods of data citation, discovery, and access. Citable data become legitimate contributions to scholarly communication, paving the way for new metrics and publication models that recognize and reward data sharing.

datacite services

DataCite collaborates closely with the research community to develop services that support our members’ needs and promote an open culture of data sharing. As a global leader in the field of research data, we embrace the opportunity to develop and promote the research infrastructure of the future through active engagement with our members, a multidisciplinary approach to research data, and the technical expertise to deliver services that benefit the entire research community.

outreach and communication

Through community outreach, communication, and advocacy, DataCite provides leadership and resources to the scholarly communication ecosystem and the research community. We organise tailored training for our members and make our services visible in order to enhance the impact of research content to our members as well as to the research community as a whole.