Research data management
DataCite is a non-profit organisation formed in London on the 1st of December 2009. The aim is to:
Research data are stored in research community based repositories or institutional repositories.
DataCite indexes metadata and DOI.
A digital object identifier (DOI) is a character string used to uniquely identify an object such as an electronic document. Metadata about the object is stored in association with the DOI name and this metadata may include a location, such as a URL, where the object can be found. The DOI for a document remains fixed over the lifetime of the document, whereas its location and other metadata may change.
The repositories are responsible for data preservation and making the data accessible.