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The enormous growth in research data generated today has highlighted the value of data management (RDM) to make research FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interconnected and Reusable). Appropriate data instructs researchers to use and reuse that data within appropriate citations and attribute it to the author. And Data citation refers to the process of presenting a reference to data in the same way as a bibliographic reference to printed resources is regularly provided by researchers. In this regard, the objective of this paper is to investigate the activities of the Datacite website in managing research data.


The study approached the Datacite website, a non-profit organization that provides analysis with persistent identifiers (DOIs). The research examines the Statistics systems and other critical resources. Registrations by the Collective group and most involved repositories are included in the statistical approaches. The basic resources include top executives, OAI-PMH, DataCite Public Roadmap, DataCite Commons, DataCite/ORCID Auto-update and Service Providers. The outcomes were analysed by MS Excel.


It is noted that there were 293 members of the registry from different countries. The USA was at the top of the 137 members according to registration, while at least one was located in India, Finland, Spain, etc. Germany was listed as the top member and most of the repository holding companies. Datafirst is the only server found in an Indian context. DataCite Commons found as a discovery tool which allows simple searches by works, individuals and organisations, while providing users with a detailed overview of the relationships between the entities in the research setting. Using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), the DataCite service exposes metadata stored in the DataCite Metadata Store (MDS). Datacite Auto-update unambiguously categorises researchers and provides tools to automate the link between researchers and their creative work.