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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Call for nominations: join a DataCite steering or working group!

DataCite is a membership and community organization and we encourage involvement from people that share our vision. To help guide and support our growth and ongoing development, DataCite has two Steering Groups—the Services and Technology Steering Group (STSG) and the Community Engagement Steering Group (CESG) —and a Metadata Working Group (WG). These groups provide a venue for participation by interested community members and help us with priority setting and identify strategies related to our services, metadata, and outreach.

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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.

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