DataCite 2010 - Making datasets visible and accessible

Added by Robin Beecroft on 17 September 2010 08:23

Monday, 7 June 2010 - Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Location: Hannover

DataCite is an international consortium to establish easier access to scientific research data on the Internet, to increase acceptance of research data as legitimate, citable contributions to the scientific record, and to support data archiving that will permit results to be verified and re-purposed for future study.

DataCite promotes data sharing, increased access, and better protection of research investment. The organisation supports global cooperation because scientists work globally, so scientific data are created and accessed globally. DataCite also works with national representatives because most scientists are embedded in their national funding structures and research organisations.

The scope of this meeting was to allow data centres from all over the world to exchange experience and workflows concerning the handling of research data. The following subjects were covered by international experts:

– Metadata for datasets – More than pure citation information?
– Peer-review systems and the publication of datasets – Ensuring quality
– Trustworthiness of Data Centres – A technological, a structural and a legal discussion
– Best-practise and examples – What can be done and is done worldwide?
– Visualisation of datasets – More than meets the eye
– Datasets and scholarly journals – A perfect combination?

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