This year, we shared insights and news with our members and the broader community in six open sessions and two training sessions that ran throughout the day. A total of 334 participants from 226 institutions in 36 countries attended the sessions, which accommodated multiple time zones.
Month: September 2022
The pitfalls of traditional workflows – with a silver lining
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 can be used by researchers to implement FAIR practices throughout their research lifecycle. In this monthly blog series, the different project participants will share perspectives on FAIR practices and recommendations.
In this first blog post, we hear from Zefan Zheng, who is doing his PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics and responsible for the neuroscience experiments in the project.
Bryceson joins DataCite as Application Developer
Howdy from Portland! I recently joined DataCite as an Application Developer, and it has been great to get involved with the team and community over the past month.
Before joining DataCite, I was a software development engineer at Cambia Health Solutions. I worked on a large-scale care gap management engine that assists health professionals in identifying gaps in member care, allowing them to provide better coverage. Prior to working at Cambia, I was also involved in research at Texas A&M University. There, I worked on a project that leveraged motion and Bluetooth data from a smartwatch to perform online change detection to detect when the wearer changes activities in order to aid in data collection for activity classifiers.
Start registering IGSN IDs with DataCite now!
We are delighted to announce the launch of IGSN ID registration using DataCite services. This is the culmination of almost one year of work after the signing of a partnership agreement between DataCite and the IGSN e.V. in October 2021. The ability to register material samples with IGSN IDs is now available to all DataCite Members and Consortium Organizations.
Since new IGSN IDs are functionally DOIs, IGSN IDs can be easily registered using Fabrica, DataCite APIs, and other systems that integrate DataCite DOI registration. Moreover, we will support you throughout, assisting you directly as you set up your IGSN ID repository and mint your first IGSN IDs. We have also added specific IGSN ID documentation on our Support website, which contains information about using IGSN IDs in material samples workflows. Included are best practices for populating properties in the DataCite Metadata Schema and other recommendations.
Nelson Memo: relevance for research data
Bringing rigor to the scholarly record DataCite celebrates the recently issued Nelson memo “to make the results of taxpayer-supported research immediately available to the American public at no cost.” This is a significant step in the global policy landscape and will support collective action for change. DataCite, founded in 2009, was established with a common purpose […]
Proposed DataCite Metadata Schema Changes: Your Feedback Needed!
Over the past year and a half, the Metadata Working Group has been working on changes to support the evolving use cases for DataCite DOIs. These proposed updates are in response to requests from DataCite community members and also in alignment with pillar 3 of DataCite’s strategic plan—that is, to “identify and connect all resource types held by research organizations globally.”
We want to make sure these changes work—that they solve the problems that they are intended to solve—and we want to hear from you! For the first time, we are sharing a draft proposal before releasing the next metadata schema version.