PIDs for instruments: a way forward

As a community-driven organization, we continue to focus and explore use cases with our members. The persistent identification and citation of scientific instruments is a particular use case that continues to gain momentum across community stakeholders. The capacity to uniquely identify an instrument is critical for the community to gather contextual information and interpret the […]

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Dynamic Data Citation Webinar

On July 12, 2016, DataCite invited Andreas Rauber to present the recommendations for dynamic data citation of the RDA Data Citation Working Group in a webinar. Dynamic data Andreas is one of the co-chairs of the RDA working group, and he gave a throughout overview of the recommendations, and the thinking that went into them. […]

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Recap: Persistent Identifiers in Paris

In late September DataCite and ePIC co-hosted a conference, Persistent Identifiers: Enabling Services for Data Intensive Research, in Paris on the Monday before the RDA Sixth Plenary meeting. It was a great way to kick-off a busy week of data conversations and most appropriate to start with persistent identifiers – after all shouldn’t everything begin […]

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Discussing the Scholarly Container

One of my personal highlights in last week’s Research Data Alliance (RDA) 6th Plenary Meeting in Paris was the Data Packages Birds of a Feather (BoF), organized by Rufus Pollock from the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN). He highlighted the urgent need for packacking data in a standard format to facilitate reuse, and described the extensive […]

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Persistent Identifiers: Enabling Services for Data Intensive Research

Yesterday DataCite and ePIC co-hosted the workshop Persistent Identifiers: Enabling Services for Data Intensive Research. Below is a short summary of the tweets, all using the hashtag #pid_paris. Full room to discuss Persistent Identifiers for Data Intensive Research #pid_paris pic.twitter.com/FVQLx8hYoP — DataCite (@datacite) September 21, 2015 #PID_Paris 130 attendees, 14 speakers (15 mins), 2 sessions, […]

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