The Data Citation Index on the Web of Science provides a single point of access to research data from repositories across disciplines and around the world.
ARDC has developed a process with Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) that enables Research Data Australia (RDA) records to be transformed to a Data Citation Index (DCI) compliant format and harvested to DCI from ARDC. This means individual institutions are able to have their records indexed by DCI without having to develop their own feed to DCI and manage the ongoing process.
This is an opt-in service that involves close collaboration between Clarivate Analytics, ARDC and provider institutions to assess records and establish business processes for the production feed. For some providers this may require optimisations to their RIF-CS metadata before a production harvest to DCI can be established.
Broadly, in order to be accepted into the Data Citation Index, the records in a data source:
- must be able to provide minimum required metadata required to validate against the DCI schema
- should describe data objects held in repositories under the control of the ARDC partner or data provider
- should describe data collections, datasets or repositories - see RIF-CS Collection Type
- must meet the Clarivate Analytics repository evaluation, selection and coverage policiesselection policy.
For Research Data Australia contributors interested in participating, see Getting started with the Data Citation Index for more information.