ORCID: 0000-0002-1200-0994 Bosun Obileye is the Regional Engagement Specialist - Africa for DataCite. His career spans the institutionalization of open science from policy development, infrastructural development and implementation, advocacy, engagements and adoption. He has a background in Computer and Information Research Science, Cybersecurity, Research for Development (R4D), and Community Engagements. His interest in Identity and Access Management (IAM) is reflected in Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) as seen in his work with DataCite across sub-Saharan Africa where he engages, collaborates and promotes PIDs best practices and adoption in the region.
Questions that were addressed during the session
How is DataCite currently involved in building and supporting Persistent Identifier infrastructure in Africa?
What specific initiatives or projects has DataCite undertaken to promote the adoption of Persistent Identifiers in the African research community?
Can you share success stories or examples of how Persistent Identifiers have benefited research and data management in Africa?
What challenges or barriers exist in promoting and implementing Persistent Identifiers in the African context, and how is DataCite addressing these challenges?
Are there collaborations or partnerships between DataCite and African institutions, organizations, or governments to enhance the adoption of Persistent Identifiers?
How does DataCite work with other global organizations, such as international funding agencies or data repositories, to align efforts in promoting Persistent Identifiers in Africa?
The DataCite Metadata Schema is a list of core metadata properties chosen for accurate and consistent identification of a resource for citation and retrieval purposes, along with recommended use instructions.
ORCID is the persistent identifier for researchers to share their accomplishments (research articles, data, etc with funding agencies, publishers, data repositories, and other research workflows.
AfricArXiv is a community-led digital archive for African research communication. By enhancing the visibility of African research, we enable discoverability and collaboration opportunities for African scientists on the continent as well as globally.