Steering Groups

a community driven organisation

DataCite is a community driven organization, and we encourage involvement from people that share our data sharing vision. To help guide and support our growth and our ongoing development, DataCite has two Steering Groups: Services and Technology, and Community and Engagement. Our Steering Groups provide a venue for open participation by interested community members and help us with priority setting and identify strategies related to sustainability planning, services, and outreach.

services and technology steering group (stsg)

The STSG is responsible for providing expertise and advice on DataCite’s open source and service development. Suggesting and reviewing technical approaches and services to evaluate their impact and effectiveness. The STSG aligns its work with the CESG so that technology and services are aligned with DataCite’s community engagement efforts.

Reporting to STSG, the Metadata Working Group determines and maintains DataCite's metadata standard, in consultation with DataCite members and under the guidance of the DataCite Board. The working group actively seeks the broader community’s input and coordinates with community standards, such as ORCID, Open Funder Registry, DOI Foundation and DCMI.

Reporting to STSG, the re3data Working Group, supports and develops the global registry of research data repositories, covering different academic disciplines.

Current Services and Technology Steering Group Members

community engagement steering group (cesg)

The CESG is responsible for identifying outreach needs for the DataCite community, including current and potential members as well as the broader research community. This includes: monitoring and assessing community needs and providing feedback on DataCite’s priorities and services; recommending strategies and tools to communicate about DataCite’s services, features, and plans; helping to build relationships, cultivate discussions and promote collaboration among the DataCite community; and involvement in DataCite’s annual meetings. The CEST aligns its work with the SBSG and STSG so that activities support DataCite’s services and policies. The CESG works with several regional Expert Groups.

Current Community Engagement Steering Group Members:

Current Americas Expert Group Members:

Current APAC Expert Group Members: