DataCite Celebrate and Reflect on a Year of Global Community Collaboration

As the world emerged from the global COVID-19 restrictions, 2022 will go down in history. When many of us observed the COVID -19 restrictions being lifted, geopolitical unrest, inflation, and tightening of the monetary policy started to have an impact on the global community. Despite these uncertainties, the DataCite community remained resilient and committed to our mission. 

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Mind the gap – what to expect when practicing FAIR

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 researchers can use 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 post, Xiaoli Chen, project lead at DataCite, reflects on the gap between acknowledging FAIR and practicing FAIR.

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Finding the Proof of the PID Pudding

If you’re reading this blog post, the chances are you’re a bit of a PID enthusiast. You understand the value of PIDs and their metadata, and you advocate for them to be widely adopted and implemented so that everyone can benefit from them. But sometime, somewhere, someone is going to ask you for proof that investing in PIDs is really worthwhile. And, other than anecdotally and/or for small and quite specific use cases, such as this simulator developed by Portuguese funder FCT, that proof has been largely lacking — until recently….

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