Data Cite a non-profit organization created to establish easier access to research data, increase acceptance of research data as legitimate, citable contributions to the scholarly record, and support data archiving. This organization seeks to bring institutions, researchers and other interested groups together to address the challenges of making research data accessible and visible. Through collaboration, researchers find support in locating, identifying, and citing research datasets with confidence.
Data Centers are provided persistent identifiers for datasets, plus workflows and standards for data publication. Journal publishers receive support to enable research articles to be linked with data. Data Cite works with organizations, data centers, and libraries that host data in efforts to assign persistent identifiers to data sets.
Data citation is important for data re-use, verification and tracking. Citable datasets become legitimate contributions to scholarly communication, paving the way for new metrics and publication models that recognize and reward data sharing. More information on DataCite services, resources and events can be found https://www.datacite.org/.