Canadian Research Data Registration Service launched

Posted: June 8th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Data Sharing | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Canadian Research Data Registration Service launched

The National Research Council’s Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI),¬†as Canada’s national science library, has launched a research data registration service that will help the research community address a long-standing challenge to make valuable research data easier to find so they can be leveraged and exploited for other research purposes.

NRC-CISTI has established DataCite Canada to serve as a central research dataset registration service that will enable Canadian data centres to register research datasets and assign digital object identifiers (DOIs) to them. As the name suggests, DataCite Canada is a member of the DataCite Consortium. DataCite is part of the International DOI Foundation (IDF). Read the rest of this entry »