DataCite launches Global Access Program with support from CZI – DataCite Blog

“DataCite is proud to announce the launch of our Global Access Program (GAP), which is designed to increase access to and adoption of PID services and infrastructure for communities beyond the Global North. The program is made possible by Grant 2022-316573 from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative….

The Global Access Program is based on three pillars: increasing community awareness, supporting and developing infrastructure, and lowering financial barriers to access. These pillars were defined and prioritized by a working group of DataCite members, including current DataCite members from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. As a first step, through the Global Access Program, we are pleased to be hiring three new team members based in Africa, Latin America and Middle East or Asia. We believe that staff based in these regions will be best placed to understand the regional needs and opportunities, as well as delivering and refining the program….

DataCite is committed to taking a proactive role in supporting communities beyond the Global North to develop and adopt open infrastructure through a comprehensive and collaborative approach. As part of this commitment, our goal is to actively address the different challenges that currently prevent organizations from fully participating in and benefiting from our infrastructure services. …”