At DataCite we are incredibly proud of supporting Open Science. Over the past several years, DataCite DOIs have been assigned to millions of research datasets. All of these DOIs are an important step towards making data a first-class citizen in scholarly research – they all deserve a round of applause, but some deserve to be highlighted.

Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves under his general theory of relativity in 1916. It has taken a hundred years to detect them. Following the data collected by LIGO’s twin detectors in September 2015, the collision of two black holes sent gravitational waves sand caused ripples in the fabric of space-time. This crash happened 1.3 billion years ago and converted about three times the mass of the sun into gravitational waves, generating a peak power output 50 times that of the entire visible universe.

The data behind the event GW150914 has been made available by the LIGO Open Science Center at the California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received a DataCite DOI through one of our members, the California Digital Library via their EZID service. The data are openly available (LIGO Scientific Collaboration, 2016), and you can also read the publication (B. Abbott et al., 2016).

Similarly, in 2012 CERN announced the discovery of the Higgs boson after half a century of its first description by Peter Higgs and François Englert. The work paved the way for a Nobel Prize in Physics, which was worked on by more than six thousand physicists that are part of the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations at CERN. The data produced by the LHC accelerator and the two detectors has also a DataCite DOI assigned through CERN.

You can also find CERN datasets (Aad et al., 2013a, Aad et al. (2013b), Aad et al. (2013c)). Are there any other datasets you would like to highlight? Tell us in the comments or through Twitter!

References

Aad, G., Abajyan, T., Abbott, B., Abdallah, J., Abdel Khalek, S., Abdinov, O., … Zwalinski, L. (2013a). Data from Figure 7 from: Measurements of Higgs boson production and couplings in diboson final states with the ATLAS detector at the LHC [Data set]. HEPDATA. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.7484/INSPIREHEP.DATA.26B4.TY5F

Aad, G., Abajyan, T., Abbott, B., Abdallah, J., Abdel Khalek, S., Abdinov, O., … Zwalinski, L. (2013b). Data from Figure 7 from: Measurements of Higgs boson production and couplings in diboson final states with the ATLAS detector at the LHC [Data set]. HEPDATA. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.7484/INSPIREHEP.DATA.RF5P.6M3K

Aad, G., Abajyan, T., Abbott, B., Abdallah, J., Abdel Khalek, S., Abdinov, O., … Zwalinski, L. (2013c). Data from Figure 7 from: Measurements of Higgs boson production and couplings in diboson final states with the ATLAS detector at the LHC [Data set]. HEPDATA. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.7484/INSPIREHEP.DATA.A78C.HK44

Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Abernathy, M. R., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., … Zweizig, J. (2016). Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger. Phys. Rev. Lett., 116(6). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevlett.116.061102

LIGO Scientific Collaboration. (2016). Data release for event GW150914 [Data set]. LIGO Scientific Collaboration. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.7935/K5MW2F23


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Laura Rueda

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