Research Data Guide

Managing research data

Finnish guidelines for data citations

Research data should be cited for the same reasons as citing  to journal articles and other types of publications require citations. Purpose of citing data is to acknowledge the original producer of the data and to help other researchers find the datasets otherwise enable reuse and verification of data, and allow the impact of data to be tracked.

Ultimately, bibliographic links between datasets and papers are a necessary step if the culture of the scientific and research community as a whole is to shift towards data sharing, increasing the rapidity and transparency with which science advances.

Finnish guidelines

Examples of citing RD

More  examples:

  • Paterson, Lindsay; O'Hanlon, Fiona. (2013). Public Attitudes to Gaelic in Scotland. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive.
  • Lass, Roger; Laing, Margaret; Alcorn, Rhona; Williamson, Ian K. (2013). Corpus of Narrative Etymologies. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh.
  • Smith, D.J. (April 2004). Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime: Waves One to Four, 1997-2001 [computer file]. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive. SN: 4800. http://dx.doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-4800-1
  • European Nucleotide Archive, accession number EF158117.1

(Source: Research Data Management Training Mantra http://datalib.edina.ac.uk/mantra/)

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Recommended format for data citation

Recommended format for data citation is:  Creator (PublicationYear): Title. Publisher. Identifier.
It may also be desirable to include information about two optional properties, version and  resource type (as appropriate). If so, the recommended form is: Creator (PublicationYear): Title. Version. Publisher.  Resource Type. Identifier.

For citation purposes, DataCite recommends that DOI names are displayed as linkable, permanent URLs. For example:

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