DataCite actively participates and leads various initiatives through collaboration with stakeholders in the community to make open science a reality.
The International Generic Sample Number (IGSN ID) is a globally unique and persistent identifier for all material samples originating from any research discipline. As well as individual samples, IGSN IDs can be applied to aggregations of samples, features-of-interest (i.e., collection sites), as well as destroyed, discarded, or otherwise ephemeral samples.
Make Data Count is an initiative focused on open research data assessment metrics. We seek to drive community-led transparent and meaningful open data metrics so that research data are valued research outputs across scholarly activities, evaluation, and communications.
re3data is a global registry of research data repositories from various academic disciplines. It provides information on repositories for the permanent storage and access of data sets to researchers, funding bodies, publishers, and scholarly institutions.