Activities of the DataCite Global Access Program (GAP) team during Open Access Week 2023
The Open Access Week 2023 advocates for the theme “Community over Commercialization,” emphasizing the significance of fostering a collaborative and inclusive research environment. This theme highlights the important role of prioritizing communal benefits and knowledge dissemination over profit. By promoting open access to scholarship, this initiative aims to amplify the value of shared information, collaborative endeavors, and the democratization of knowledge. Raising awareness among the research community about the value of prioritizing the common good over commercial interests can foster a culture of open, equitable access, and collective progress. It encourages the research community to actively engage in the dissemination of their work, fostering a vibrant and interconnected research ecosystem that thrives on inclusivity and shared expertise.
As a non-profit organization, DataCite promotes openness, equitable access, and collaboration across the research ecosystem. As a global community, we share a common interest: to ensure that all research outputs and resources are openly available and connected so that their reuse can advance knowledge across and between disciplines, now and in the future. In 2023, we launched the Global Access Program (GAP) and a Global Access Fund (GAF) to improve access and enable communities in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America to further benefit from our open infrastructure services. Engaging with these communities (in different languages!) is an important pillar of the GAP. Below is a summary of DataCite’s activities during the 2023 Open Access Week:
Presentations at Events
- Workshop session ‘ETDs & Open Science: Maximizing the Discoverability and Impact through Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) ’ during the 26th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations ETD 2023, Gujarat, India.
- Presentation ‘Role of Persistent Identifier (PIDs) in building a trusted and Open Research Infrastructure in MENA’ during a panel discussion at the FORM 2023 conference at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
- Presentation ‘Roles of PIDs in research outputs connectedness’ during UbuntuNet Conference 2023 in Kampala, Uganda.
- Presentation (in Arabic) ‘Unlocking Repositories through Persistent Identifiers (PIDs): Enabling Open Research Practices’ at the 4th Congress of the Arab Community of Open Access (ACOA).
- Mostafa, M., & Mejias, G. (2023). Enhance the Impact of Your Research with Persistent Identifiers. Retrieved [October 23, 2023], AuthorAID Platform https://www.authoraid.info/en/news/details/1891/.
- Buys, M., & Hendricks, G. (2023). Working for Global Equity through Digital Object Identifiers. Upstream. https://doi.org/10.54900/6sz4q-47185
- Mostafa, M. (2023). Arabic Open Science Taxonomy (1.0). Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/ZENODO.10043320
- Mostafa, M., & Mejias, G. (2023). Opening Theses and Dissertations with PIDs and Metadata. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/ZENODO.10026947
We are thrilled to celebrate openness with a week full of in-person and virtual activities throughout India, United Arab Emirates, Uganda, Austria, and beyond. As a community-governed and owned infrastructure, at DataCite we are fully committed to this year’s Open Access Week theme. Our vision is to champion more open and collaborative research now and in the future!