Category: Projects

A Year Beyond Boundaries: DataCite’s 2023 Recap

The journey of a year is like a tapestry, woven with threads of growth, innovation, and community. As we bid farewell to 2023, join us in unraveling some important reflections and accomplishments.

Growing Together in Community

Our community is experiencing robust growth, marked by growth in member repositories and a remarkable increase in DOI registrations. We are nearing the end of the year with over 3,000 repositories, over 57 million DOIs, and tens of millions of resolutions every month. These numbers signify broader adoption of best practices within DataCite. Beyond statistical metrics, our community is a global nexus, facilitating connections between researchers and institutions on a scale that transcends geographical boundaries. The enhancements to our metadata infrastructure mean that every integration point shared within our community contributes to a more intricately woven, interconnected narrative of knowledge.

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Advancing Knowledge Together: DataCite’s Strategic Initiatives and Collaborations

As an open infrastructure organization committed to advancing knowledge, there are always many actions you can take. The key is to decide which initiatives and collaborations are of particular relevance at a given time. Based on our mission and vision, DataCite actively engages in a variety of initiatives, collaborating with different community stakeholders to advance open science and knowledge sharing. Following earlier blog posts outlining DataCite’s updated messaging, we explore some of our strategic priorities and initiatives within the open infrastructure landscape. 

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Exploring the Impact of Preprints in Neuroscience: Insights from Lucia Melloni

As preparation to the submission of the first preprint from the research study in the FAIR Workflows project, I spoke with Professor Lucia Melloni, the co-director of the project and principal investigator at the MPIEA, to discuss the influence and evolution of preprints in neuroscience research. Our conversation provided an in-depth look at her experiences and views on this shift in scientific dissemination.

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Welcome Sara – Our New Metadata Specialist

Hello from Sweden!
I’m Sara El-Gebali, and I’m excited to be joining DataCite’s Engagement team as a Metadata Specialist. It’s a new chapter for me, one in which I’ll engage with the dynamic world of Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) and be part of their global influence. One of the projects I am most excited to be joining is PID4NFDI, where I can work with the community shaping the PID landscape both nationally and internationally.

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Implementing FAIR Workflows – Enabling Researchers to Connect Outputs to maDMPs

Implementing FAIR Workflows: A Proof of Concept Study in the Field of Consciousness is a 3-year project funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation. In this project, DataCite works with a number of partners on providing an exemplar workflow that researchers can use to implement FAIR practices throughout their research lifecycle. In this blog series, the different project participants share perspectives on FAIR practices and recommendations.

In this latest post, Maria Praetzellis and Brian Riley at California Digital Library (CDL), a project partner organization committed to implementing enhanced output reporting workflows on DMPTool, share their implementation experience. DMPTool is a free, open-source, online application that helps researchers create data management plans (DMPs).

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