Data arising from the research process are the building blocks of scientific research. DataCite Canada is part of a growing community recognizing the value of preserving and making this data findable, citable and accessible for replication and further use. Simply put, it's just good science.
That's why DataCite Canada is providing Canadian data centres with a mechanism for registering research data and assigning digital object identifiers (DOIs) to them. DOIs are persistent identifiers that allow research data to be accessible and citable. They provide long-term links to data and allow published articles to link to their underlying data.
DataCite Canada is part of the broader international DataCite initiative, a consortium of national-scale libraries and research organizations committed to increasing access to research data on the Internet. DataCite Canada is DataCite's DOI allocation agent for Canada.
DataCite Canada's registration service makes it easy for Canadian research organizations to obtain and manage DOIs for their research data. As part of this role, DataCite Canada: