Databib and to Merge Registry Services

In what they believe will reduce duplication of their registry services, research data repository search tool Databib ( and the repository indexing service will merge into one project by the end of 2015. The new entity will by manged by the not-for-profit, data set registration service, DataCite ( According to the site, “the aim of this merger is to reduce duplication of effort and to better serve the research community with a single, sustainable registry of research data repositories that incorporates the best features of both projects.” It is expected that the merged registry will become an imprint of DataCite by the end of 2015 and be included in its regular suite of services. See for more information on this merger.