DataCite Training

DataCite training, developed by our team of experts, aims to help DataCite Members, Consortium Organizations and Repositories maximize the benefits of DataCite services. Each training module covers a different topic and includes detailed instruction and live demonstrations.

On this page, you can access training resources covering DataCite metadata, Fabrica, Commons, APIs and citations. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced user looking to gain more knowledge, you will find a training for you below.

DataCite Metadata Training: Part 1
DataCite Metadata Training: Part 2
DataCite Fabrica Training
DataCite Commons Training
DataCite API Training
Citations in DataCite metadata Training

Metadata

DataCite metadata is at the core of everything we do. Our metadata crash course, in two parts, covers the DataCite Metadata Schema, what actually happens to DOI metadata, and ways to improve connectedness using interoperable PIDs.

DataCite Metadata Training: Part 1

In the first part of this training you will learn about the DataCite Metadata Schema and what happens when you register metadata for a research output.

Trainer:
Kelly Stathis, Technical Community Manager

The DataCite Metadata Schema
0:00 The DataCite Metadata Schema: Context
0:17 What is metadata?
1:01 DataCite Metadata Schema
2:20 Schema changes and versions
3:40 Schema basics and structure
5:26 Example: mandatory properties
5:49 resourceTypeGeneral
6:34 Subject
7:08 Description
7:35 relatedIdentifier

DataCite metadata journey
8:50 DataCite metadata journey
9:21 Registration
10:28 Indexing
10:44 Processing
11:48 Retrieval
12:19 Discovery

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Resources

Training slides
DataCite Metadata Schema documentation
Contribute to the DataCite Metadata Schema
DataCite Commons

DataCite Metadata Training: Part 2

In the second part of the metadata training you will learn about connection metadata.

Trainer:
Xiaoli Chen, FAIR Workflows Project Lead

0:00 Making connections with DataCite metadata
1:20 Connection metadata
3:51 Connecting objects to objects:
5:27 Relation types
8:27 Finding connections between objects
9:52 Connecting objects to organizations
13:27 Connecting objects to people
15:07 ORCID auto-update

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Resources

Training slides
Contributing Citations and References
Consuming Citations and References
GraphQL playground
GraphQL docs
Research Organization Registry (ROR)
Making and using connection metadata

DataCite Fabrica Training

Discover everything you need to know about Fabrica: from managing and creating accounts and updating your contact information to registering DOIs with the form and file upload.

Trainer:
Mary Hirsch, Member Support Manager

0:00 Overview
0:38 Part 1: Introduction to DataCite Fabrica
2:30 Part 2: Create new accounts and manage contacts
4:05 Demo
8:42 Part 3: Register a DOI
10:36 Demo

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Resources

Training slides
Fabrica production
Fabrica test
Fabrica support guide

DataCite Commons Training

Commons is a web portal where you can explore metadata and find researcher profiles, organizations and repositories, all linked together via the GraphQL technology. This training takes a deep dive into understanding what DataCite Commons is and how to use it.

Trainer:
Cody Ross, Application Support Engineer

0:00 Overview
0:33 What is DataCite Commons?
1:56 Works tab: Searching DOI metadata in Commons
3:03 Exploring a single DOI in Commons
5:14 People tab
6:11 Organizations tab
6:56 Repositories tab
7:49 Adding DOIs to your ORCID record
8:48 Demo

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Resources

Training slides
DataCite Commons
Works tab
Advanced search queries
Views and downloads
Citations and references
People tab
Organizations tab
Repositories tab
DataCite Profiles
ORCID claiming
DataCite and ORCID

DataCite API Training

The DataCite REST API enables retrieval, creation, and update of DataCite DOI metadata records and account information. In this training you will learn how to access DataCite's APIs, including how to retrieve, create, and update DOI metadata using the REST API. No API experience is necessary!

Trainers:
Kelly Stathis, Technical Community Manager
Mike Bennett, Application Developer

0:00 Introduction
0:37 Accessing DataCite's APIs
2:44 Setup
4:02 List all DOIs in a repository
6:03 Get metadata for a single DOI
7:43 Create DOI metadata file
9:35 Create a new DOI
12:25 Update an existing DOI's metadata

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Resources

Training slides
Postman DataCite REST API Training collection
Metadata schema documentation
Schema XSD (4.4)
REST API Documentation
REST API Reference
Return a list of DOIs
Return a DOI
Add a new DOI
Update a DOI:
Base64 encode/decode tool
API FAQs

Citations in DataCite metadata Training

This training focuses on citations in DataCite DOI metadata. You will learn how citations are represented in DataCite metadata and how repositories can start to include citation information using the relatedIdentifier property. We also explore how citation metadata can be viewed and harvested.

Trainers:
Mary Hirsch, Member Support Manager
Iratxe Puebla, Make Data Count Director

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Resources

Training slides
Contributing Citations and References
Consuming Citations and References
Views, downloads and citations in DataCite Commons
DataCite Metadata Schema
Make Data Count
Open Global Data Citation Corpus
Webinar recording: Building the Data Citation Corpus (February 2023)

The DataCite Metadata Schema Through Time โ€“ RDAโ€™s 10th Anniversary Event

This 1.5 hr training session will trace the history of the DataCite Metadata Schema and how it has evolved over time. In particular, it will focus on the relationship between DataCite and RDA, charting how community consensus and outputs from RDA IGs and WGs have influenced the development of the DataCite Metadata Schema and related services.

The session will provide an introduction to the DataCite Metadata Schema and highlight how it facilitates interoperability, with a deeper dive into related identifiers and SCHOLIX, the PID Graph, and persistent identifiers for instruments. The session will also inform how tools can be used to interact with DataCite services. Finally, the session ends by looking forward: what future developments there are for the DataCite Metadata Schema and our continued links to RDA through the Implementing FAIR Workflows Project and the recently approved Working with PIDs in Tools IG.

Trainers:
Kelly Stathis, Technical Community Manager
Helena Cousijn, Community Engagement Director
Xiaoli Chen, FAIR Workflows Project Lead
Iratxe Puebla (Make Data Count Director

00:00 Introduction and Welcome
01:41 Introducing the DataCite Metadata Schema
06:27 Schema properties
13:30 History of the DataCite Metadata Schema
38:48 Contributing robust DataCite metadata
46:20 Making connections through DataCite metadata
1:00:35 Accessing DataCite Metadata
1:04:14 Intersections between RDA and DataCite
1:09:05 Identifying Instruments
1:12:45 RDA Usage Metrics Working Group
1:18:56 Looking ahead

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Resources

Training slides