GBIF is pleased to release IPT 2.2, now capable of automatically connecting with either DataCite or EZID to assign DOIs to datasets. This new feature makes biodiversity data easier to access on the Web and facilitates tracking its re-use.
DataCite integration explainedDataCite specialises in assigning DOIs to datasets. It was established in 2009 with three fundamental goals(1):
- Establish easier access to research data on the Internet
- Increase acceptance of research data as citable contributions to the scholarly record
- Support research data archiving to permit results to be verified and re-purposed for future study