At DataCite, we enable DOI registration for a wide variety of research outputs: from samples and images to data and preprints. In this post, we’ll spotlight the resource types that our community is using DataCite DOIs for.
The DataCite Metadata Schema has always supported a range of resource types. The “resourceType” property has a required attribute, “resourceTypeGeneral”, which uses a controlled list to ensure consistent terminology across metadata records. In addition to the required “resourceTypeGeneral” attribute, repositories can also add further detail or specificity by including free text for the “resourceType” property.