EUDAT has been approved as a Consortium Member of DataCite, further boosting its offering around digital object identifiers (DOI), and strengthening its collaboration with DataCite.
Following the membership application and overwhelming approval from the DataCite Executive Board, EUDAT joined DataCite as a Consortium Member on 13 April 2021. Both DataCite and EUDAT represent large communities in Europe and globally. With DOI registration, DataCite and EUDAT address a wide range of use cases and their services are complementary to each other.
Speaking on the occasion of the accession to DataCite, EUDAT CDI Head of the Secretariat Antti Pusula said, “With the membership we want to support our partners and stakeholder communities on using DataCite DOIs in making research data FAIR with the EUDAT services. I'm looking forward to the collaboration with DataCite”.
EUDAT’s consortium membership supports EUDAT CDI Partners and related communities and users of EUDAT services to register DataCite DOIs. This means that more use cases and flexibility can be provided to institutions and communities within EUDAT.
A DOI is a persistent identifier (PID) widely used by the research community and is a key part of ensuring research outputs abide by the FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) Data Principles.
Prior to this recent membership, EUDAT and DataCite have already been collaborating in a number of areas. Both organisations work together to seamlessly integrate their respective PID services for datasets for users in the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and are working to launch the PIDs for instruments pilot service also in collaboration with ePIC. These will enable European institutions and researchers to access a range of PID solutions for data through the EOSC catalogues.
The current work in EOSC around PID policies could also benefit greatly from the practical experience of both organisations. Through various channels, especially through participation in a number of EOSC projects together, EUDAT and DataCite have contributed to PID policy discussions by the relevant EOSC Executive Board Working Groups.
DataCite and EUDAT also collaborate in the DICE project contributing their resources and PID expertise.
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