In order to celebrate the 1st anniversary of DataCite, the 3TU.Datacentrum allocated a digital object identifier (DOI) to our IDRA data set on the 1st of December with a big cake:
Thanks to this permanent link (DOI), the data set IDRA is much easier to find on the digital highway, which increases it’s citability.
DataCite is founded to establish easier access to scientific research data on the Internet, e.G. by assigning ‘permanent links’ (DOIs) to data sets. TU Delft Library is one of the founders of DataCite.
Next to establishing easier access to scientific research data, DataCite hopes to increase acceptance of research data as legitimate, citable contributions to the scientific record, and to support data archiving that will permit results to be verified and re-purposed for future study.