Introducing DataCite’s Global Access Program in Africa: What Is in It for the Continent
DataCite is a leading global non-profit organization that provides persistent identifiers (PIDs) for research data and other research outputs. DataCite has introduced the Global Access Program (GAP) with the aims to improve equity, access to and adoption of persistent identifier (PID) infrastructure for communities in lesser represented countries, including all African countries.
African research is still not receiving the right visibility due to several factors, including a lack of appropriate repositories with trusted PIDs, inadequate infrastructure to project the outputs, poor metadata for visibility, technical gaps, low awareness about the importance of PIDs, and institutional buy-in. Through GAP, DataCite’s dedicated resources will collaborate with the research community and stakeholders to promote Africa’s research outputs and indigenous knowledge.
This webinar introduces the GAP, and it is the first in a series of engagements to open up Africa’s research outputs for increased visibility through DataCite’s PID infrastructure.
What is DataCite
DataCite's Global Access Program (GAP) for Africa
What we intend to do to promote research outputs in Africa