Citation and Authorship

What should I know about data citation?

  • Data citation is similar to the citation of any other published work. It aims to give credit to the data authors and make research datasets findable and accessible.
  • The Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles provide a high-level guidance on why data citation is important and how it is defined.
  • Cite data (and software) supporting your research using a standard citation in the reference section of your published work. Most data repositories now generate automatically a data citation supported by journals, which includes the data authors, the repository where the data are archived, and a persistent identifier.