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DataCite Profiles

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Access the DataCite Profiles web interface here: http://profiles.datacite.org

What is DataCite Profiles?

DataCite Profiles integrates DataCite services from a user’s perspective and provides tools for personal use. In particular, it is a key piece of integration with ORCID, where researchers can connect their profiles and automatically update their ORCID record when their ORCID ID is included in the metadata of a newly registered DOI.

From the members' perspective, this service provides them an interface to manage their membership information and the contact details of their organisation.

Who can use DataCite profiles?

DataCite Profiles focuses on individuals, rather than organisations or groups. Your personal profile will help you find your own datasets, connect external services, or manage your DataCite membership in case you are part of a Member organisation.

Sign in

On top right of the page, you will find a 'Sign in' button. You can only interact with Profiles if you have signed in.

Although different services are supported, the initial account setup requires signing in using your ORCID iD.

Click on your preferred sign in option. You will be redirected to log in or create an account, and to accept the DataCite Profiles connection. For example, if you are using ORCID, you will see the next screen:

Settings and Your Account

Once you have signed in correctly, you can manage your profile from the top right of the page. There, you can access your Settings (jump to your ORCID record or sign out, as well).

Your Settings page is divided into a maximum of five sections, depending on your type of profile. You can use the menu on the right to navigate them.

The first section (Your account) provides you an overview of the Profile, the services you are connected to (e.g. Github, ORCID) and your membership, in case it applies.

Social Login

Under Social Login you can connect and disconnect the different Sign in services supported. In this example, the account is:

  • Not connected to Facebook: you can click the blue button to connect
  • Not connected to Google: you can click the red button to connect
  • Connected to ORCID: you can click the green button to expire the ORCID token
  • Connected to Github: you can click the black button to unlink the Github account

The process is similar to the initial Sign in. You will be redirected to log in or create an account, and to accept DataCite Profiles connection.

Member Record

If you are the designated delegate or technical contact of a DataCite Member organisation, you can use DataCite Profiles to manage the details of your organisation, as well as what is displayed on our Members list.

Assigning Member Rights

Once you have created your DataCite Profiles account and connected it to ORCID, please contact us. We will assign you the rights to edit your Member record.

On this page, you will see a preview of your Member record. You can edit it by clicking the small pencil button on the bottom right of the box.

Edit or fill out the form to update the Member profile. The links on the top (Basic info, Description, Logo, contact info) will help you navigate the profile. Use the 'Save' button on the bottom right of the box to submit your changes. Our Members list will be updated automatically with your new details.

Logo

Remember only Admins can update your logo. If you have a new image to display, please send us an email to support .

ORCID Claims

By connecting your ORCID iD to DataCite Profiles, you enable two different ways to synchronise information between the two services:

  • ORCID Search & Link: where you can add works to your ORCID record manually from DataCite Search
  • ORCID Auto-Update: every time a new DOI is registered with your ORCID iD in the metadata, your ORCID Record will be updated automatically.

Using the first box, you can access DataCite Search directly to find your datasets and push them to your ORCID profile.

The second box provides you a button to enable or disable ORCID Auto-Update.

The last box displays basic stats on the number of records claimed by Search & Link and Auto-Update. By clicking 'More info' you can access the complete list of records claimed.

Would you like to know more?

If you have any questions, requests or ideas please contact us!

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