Sunday, August 27, 2017

DataCite: the PubMed for data and software

We have services like PubMed, Europe PMC, and Google Scholar to make a list of literature. Scholia/Wikidata and ORCID are upcoming services, but for data and software there are fewer options. One notable exception is DataCite (two past blogs where I mentioned it). There is plenty of caution in interpreting the results, like versioning, the fact that preprints, posters, etc are also hosted by the supported repositories (e.g. Figshare, Zenodo), but it seems the faceted browsing based on metadata is really improving.

This is what my recent "DataCite" history looks like:

And it get's even more exciting when you realize that DataCite integrates with ORCID so that you can have it all listed on your ORCID profile.