DataCite Estonia Consortium

Initiated by the University of Tartu Library and the University of Tartu Natural History Museum and funded by the Estonian Research Council, the University of Tartu joined DataCite in 2014 and acquired the right to assign unique Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) to research data created in Estonia. During this year, the activities were centred on the developing of the web-based platform for DataCite Estonia, the University of Tartu research data repository DataDOI, and automated solutions for the databases PlutoF and SARV; the first DOIs were assigned to the research data in the repository Qsar DB. The DataCite Estonia Consortium was founded in the early 2015 in order to guarantee the findability and usability of research data created by the researchers of the member universities.

The members have the right to use all interfacing- and data centre management-related services, including the registration of DOIs, offered by the Consortium. Any institution or person, whose joining is approved by the Consortium Board, can join the DataCite Estonia Consortium.

If you wish to get more information or join the Consortium, contact the University of Tartu Library:

University of Tartu Library
1 W. Struve Str.
phone: + 372 7375 704

Founding members of the DataCite Estonia Consortium and their contacts:

University of Tartu
Liisi Lembinen, UT Library, Director of Development (general information, joining of the Consortium, contracts), phone: 737 5704,
Tiiu Tarkpea, UT Library, Research Data Senior Specialist (consultations on research data and DataCite), phone: 737 5729,
Heiki Epner, UT Library, Analyst of Digital Collections (registration of DOIs, interfacing-related services),

Tallinn University of Technology
Katrin Bobrov, Tallinn University of Technology Library, Head Bibliographer of Research Publications, phone: 620 3551,

Estonian University of Life Sciences
Kersti Laupa, EULS Library, Director of Library Development, phone: 731 3495,

Tallinn University
Sigrid Mandre, TU Academic Library, Head of Subject Information Department, phone: 640 9184,


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