We are pleased to announce a Memorandum of Understanding between DataCite and re3data.org. With this Memorandum of Understanding DataCite and re3data.org define their efforts to enhance accessibility and visibility of data sets.
DataCite is an international consortium to facilitate easier access to scientific research data on the internet, increase acceptance of research data as legitimate, citable contributions to the scientific record, and to support data archiving that will allow results to be verified and re-purposed for future study.
Both partners aim to promote sharing, increased access, and better visibility of research data. Core of this cooperation is the support of this common aim.
DataCite and re3data.org will intensify their dialogue on the following topics:
- Communication and information exchange on general developments at DataCite and re3data.org
- Dialogue on the development of metadata schemas, data models and web service interfaces
- Development of complementary user services
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in February 2012 by Frank Scholze, Director of KIT Library on behalf of re3data.org and Adam Farquhar, President of DataCite.