Force11 DCIP takes a great leap towards unified identifier resolution standards for data citation
In cooperation with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and the California Digital Library (CDL), the Identifiers Expert Group of Force11 Data Citation Implementation Pilot (DCIP) has made a great leap towards harmonization of identifier resolution standards for data citation in research.
These leaps are made in the form of establishing interoperability of compact identifiers and development of a global approach for the formal citation of research data in the life sciences.
This standard has been adopted by the journal Scientific Data and is further outlined in an article published on May 8th, 2018.
In the words of Dr. Maryann Martone, "This approach works with identifier traditions in biomedical databases based on accession numbers, while adapting them for FAIR practices. I am also proud that it brought together existing resolution systems cooperatively rather than competitively to provide better and more robust identifier services to those who require them. I want to especially acknowledge my colleague Tim Clark for his tireless and extended efforts." Dr. Martone is a Principal Investigator at the Neuroscience Information Framework and Professor Emeritus at University of California, San Diego.
For more information regarding the adopted standard, the compact identifier, and the Identifiers Expert Group and the Data Citation Implementation Pilot of FORCE11, please visit Force11's full press release by clicking here: https://www.force11.org/article/introducing-new-standard-citation-research-data