Make Data Count is a global, community-led initiative focused on the development of open, responsibly created research data assessment metrics.

Driven by partners at California Digital Library, Crossref, DataCite, DataONE, ScholCommLab, University of Ottawa, and ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, their goals are to produce evidence based studies on researcher behavior in citing and using data, as well as drive a community of practice and the infrastructure for open, normalized approaches towards the development of research data metrics.

It is important to find ways to evaluate the investments made in research data from the perspectives of scientists and the wider research data infrastructure communities, and for research data to be included in broader research assessment contexts. Make Data Count believes is essential that these metrics be developed in an open and responsible way.