DataCite is a global network of data centres, universities and other research organisations, offering services and support to researchers, data centres, publishers and research funders:
- researchers can find, identify and cite research data and other research objects;
- data centres can get the persistent identifier DOI for their data sets;
- publishers can link basic research data to articles;
- funders can see the results and impact of the projects they have supported.
DataCite Estonia was formed to improve the availability and findability of research data created by Estonian researchers.
University of Tartu is the only Estonian member of DataCite. The UT formed the consortium DataCite Estonia together with Tallinn University, TalTech and the Estonian University of Life Sciences.
DataCite Estonia members have the right to use all services provided by the consortium related to interface and data center administration, including DOI registration.