Steering Groups

a community driven organisation

DataCite is a community driven organization, and we encourage involvement from people that share our data sharing vision. To help guide and support our growth and our ongoing development, DataCite has formed three Steering Groups: Sustainability and Business, Services and Technology, and Community and Engagement. Our Steering Groups provide a venue for open participation by interested community members and help us with priority setting and identify strategies related to sustainability planning, services, and outreach.

sustainability and business steering group (sbsg)

The SBSG is responsible for reviewing, modifying and suggesting policies and best practices that support DataCite’s membership, services, and products. The group is also responsible for advising on DataCite’s financial models and recommending strategies to ensure DataCite’s sustainability. The SBSG aligns its work with SSG and OSG so that policies support technical and service development and provide a consistent message to the wider research community.

Current Sustainability and Business Steering Group Members:

- Ian Bruno, Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre
- Trisha Cruse, DataCite
- Britta Dreyer, DataCite
- Cyndie Found, National Research Council Canada
- Mike Frame, U.S. Geological Survey
- Barbara Hirschmann, ETH Zurich
- Rachael Kotarski, British Library
- Mark Martin, Office of Science and Technical Information
- Brian Matthews, Science and Technology Facilities Council
- Valerie McCutcheon, University of Glasgow
- Robert McDonald, Indiana University
- Salvatore Mele, European Organization for Nuclear Research
- Kristen Ratan, Collaborative Knowledge Foundation
- Erin Robinson, Earth Science Information Partners
- Joan Starr, California Digital Library
- Mohamed Yahia, Institut de l'information scientifique et technique

services and technology steering group (stsg)

The STSG is responsible for providing expertise and advice on DataCite’s open source and service development. Suggesting and reviewing technical approaches and services to evaluate their impact and effectiveness. The SSG aligns its work with the SBSG and the CESG so that technology and services are aligned with DataCite’s policies and communication efforts.

Reporting to STSG, the Metadata Working Group determines and maintains DataCite's metadata standard, in consultation with DataCite members and under the guidance of the DataCite Board. The working group actively seeks the broader community’s input and coordinates with community standards, such as ORCID, Open Funder Registry, IDF and DCMI.

Reporting to STSG, the re3data Working Group, supports and develops the global registry of research data repositories, covering different academic disciplines.

Current Services and Technology Steering Group Members:

- Amir Aryani, Australian National Data Service
- John Chodacki, University of California Curation Center
- Mercè Crosas, Harvard University
- Robin Dasler, DataCite
- Tom Demeranville, ORCID
- Madeleine de Smaele, Delft University of Technology
- Martin Fenner, DataCite
- Kristian Garza, DataCite
- Greg Janee, California Digital Library
- Sebastian Karcher, Qualitative Data Repository
- Jens Klump, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
- Matthew Lightfoot, Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre
- Pascal Becker, The Library Code GmbH / Technische Universität Berlin
- Jennifer Lin, Crossref
- Uwe Schindler, Zentrum für Marine Umweltwissenschaften
- Shayne Urbanowski, U.S. Geological Survey
- Todd Vision, Dryad
- Antony Wilson, Science and Technology Facilities Council
- Michael Witt, Purdue University

community engagement steering group (cesg)

The CESG is responsible for identifying outreach needs for DataCite community, including current and potential members as well as the broader research community. Monitoring and assessing community needs and providing feedback on DataCite’s priorities and services. Recommending strategies and tools to communicate about DataCite’s services, features, and plans. Creating marketing materials and recommending delivery mechanisms and assessing their effectiveness. Helping to build relationships, cultivate discussions and promote collaboration among the DataCite community. Assisting with the organization of DataCite’s annual meetings. The CEST aligns its work with the SBSG, STSG so that activities support with DataCite’s services and policies.

Current Community Engagement Steering Group Members:

- Amber Budden, DataONE
- Jez Cope, University of Sheffield
- Herbert Gruttemeier, Institut de l'information scientifique et technique
- Brigitte Hausstein, GESIS Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
- Ginny Hendricks, Crossref
- Catherine Jones, Science and Technology Facilities Council
- Angelina Kraft, Technische Informationsbibliothek
- Eva Mendez, Universidad Carlos III
- Karen Morgenroth, National Research Council Canada
- Laura Rueda, DataCite
- Henry Rzepa, Imperial College London