Cite and get credit

Datasets require citations for the same reasons as journal articles, books, proceedings, and so on: to acknowledge the original author/producer and to help other researchers find the resource.

Cite Others

A dataset citation includes the same components as any other citation:

  • Author
  • Title
  • Year of publication
  • Publisher (For data sets,  this is often the archive where it is housed.)
  • Edition or version
  • Access information (a URL or other persistent identifier).

Unfortunately, there is no uniform standard or guideline for citing datasets. Here are our recommendations for a number of citation styles:

Moreover, DataCite provides a brief guide and  UBC Library offers a more comprehensive guide to citing social science data.

Get Cited

Research data in an open access repository is findable and citable.

In addition, you can create a free account on ORCID, ImpactStory, ResearchGate, or  Google Scholar, etc.  You can add links in your profile to unique URIs (or DOIs) of your datasets, just as for other publications.

 

Need help? Contact research.data@ubc.ca