About DataCite

DataCite is a global organisation whose objective is to support easier access to research data and to increase acceptance of research data as citable.

The aim of DataCite
DataCite is a not-for-profit organisation aiming to:

  • establish easier access to research data on the internet
  • increase acceptance of research data as legitimate, citable contributions to the scholarly record
  • support data archiving that will permit results to be verified and re-purposed for future study.

These goals are laid down in the DataCite statutes.

The structure of DataCite
Just as research is global, DataCite is global, with member institutions offering services and advice directly where they are needed by the researchers.

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At DataCite's website you can read more about the organisation, follow news on the use of DOIs and learn about the services DataCite provide.