​The LYRASIS DataCite US Community is a national community of practice for non-profit organizations in the US dedicated to creating and maintaining DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) for research data, scholarly content, and unique cultural heritage materials.

​What is DataCite?

DataCite is a leading global non-profit organization dedicated to making data and scholarly content more accessible and citable. DataCite’s core activity is providing DOI and related metadata registration. DOIs are persistent identifiers for digital objects which are widely used for identifying published content, datasets, and other scholarly research outputs. Learn more about DataCite.

DataCite DOIs can be assigned to many different types of resources in accordance with the DataCite DOI Registration policy and metadata schema, including:

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