a community of members
DataCite's strength is rooted in its active membership. DataCite’s global community, from more than 20 countries, includes data centers, libraries, government agencies, research universities and more. DataCite members are the voting body of the organisation. Membership is open to all organisations that share our data sharing mission. DataCite’s members work with data centers, stewards, libraries, archives, universities, publishers and research institutes who have responsibility for managing, holding, curating, and archiving data.
DataCite does not allocate DOIs directly; this activity is undertaken by many of DataCite’s members, who act as DOI allocating agents. DataCite members enable data owners, stewards, or archives to assign persistent identifiers to research data. The list below provides details and contact information for all of DataCite’s members.
Organizations wishing to become DataCite members are welcome to apply. For more on membership, visit this page.