In this post, the authors celebrate the 10th anniversary of re3data, sharing insights about the history, the service itself, and how it has developed over the last decade. We at DataCite would like to congratulate re3data for its persistence in making information about research data repositories available. As a partner service, re3data is an important resource of reliable and high quality information for our services. As a member of the re3data Working Group and the re3data COREF project, we are pleased to contribute to the future of re3data.
We believe that creative problem-solving and transparent decision-making can help us to make progress as a community. That’s why since early 2021, we have been using Design Thinking and UX techniques not only to collect and analyze user data but to efficiently build a shared understanding across different stakeholders.
To be able to improve what you are doing, it is essential to question the way you have been doing things. As DataCite’s outreach manager, this is what I have been through in the last couple of months. With the DataCite strategic plan 2022-2025 in place, it is important to update the way we communicate with our community. And ask ourselves who our community actually consists of.
Are we still addressing the right stakeholders with the right messages? Here is a short overview of what we have been doing, what we have achieved, and what we will do with it.