Category: DataCite Ambassador Program

Bridging Gaps, Empowering Communities: Meet the DataCite 2024 Ambassadors!

The DataCite Ambassador Program was officially launched in late 2023 to expand our engagement with communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. This initiative creates a network of dedicated volunteers that raise awareness, increase adoption, foster collaboration, and promote best practices among local communities in countries and regions where awareness of persistent identifier (PID) infrastructure is still low. Our ambassadors serve as a crucial link between DataCite and local research communities. The Ambassador Program is part of DataCite’s Global Access Program (GAP) that has been made possible in part by Grant 2022-316573 from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Today we are thrilled to introduce our first group of ambassadors!

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Bridging Gaps, Empowering Communities: DataCite’s Ambassador Program

DataCite is committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable research landscape, dedicated to enhancing accessibility and empowering underrepresented regions to fully leverage and benefit from our open infrastructure. In February 2023, we launched a Global Access Program (GAP) with support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The program has taken a comprehensive approach to partner with regional communities through outreach, infrastructure and funding activities.

To further our commitment, we are expanding our engagement with regional communities. We are excited to announce the launch of the DataCite Ambassador Program. This initiative creates a network of dedicated volunteers that raise awareness, increase adoption, foster collaboration, and promote best practices among local communities in countries where we don’t have much awareness. Ambassadors serve as advocates for DataCite’s mission and infrastructure and contribute to the advancement of open research practices.

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