DataONE:Data citation and data management resources

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This DataONE OpenWetWare site contains informal notes for several research projects funded through DataONE. DataONE is a collaboration among many partner organizations, and is funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) under a Cooperative Agreement.


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Initial contents copied on June 8, 2010 from the member-only site at

Resources relevant to data citation and management:


STD-DOI project


Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) (See also:

Weblab (article more or less advertising this tool): Liu et al. WebLab: a data-centric, knowledge-sharing bioinformatic platform Nucleic Acids Research Advance Access published on July 1, 2009, DOI 10.1093/nar/gkp428. Nucl. Acids Res. 37: W33-W39.


Ecological Society of America work on barriers and incentives to sharing data:

Toby Green's OECD white paper 'We Need Publishing Standards for Datasets and Data Tables' li

Australian National Data Service overview of citing data PDF

eBank UK overview of citing data

John Kunze, "Practical Citation in a World of Evolving Data" 2007 International Workshop on Database Preservation presentation

Jeri Schneider, "Opportunties and Challenges: Implementing Data Citation Standards" 2006 IASSIST conference presentation


"Data Producers Deserve Credit", Nature Genetics 41, 1045 (2009) doi:10.1038/ng1009-1045 fulltext

"Compete, collaborate, compel", Nature Genetics 39, 931 (2007) doi:10.1038/ng0807-931 fulltext

"Got data?" Nature Neuroscience 10, 931 (2007) doi:10.1038/nn0807-931 fulltext

Costello, M.. 2009. Motivating Online Publication of Data. Bioscience 59, no. 5, (May 1): 418-427. (accessed June 7, 2010). DOI: 10.1525/bio.2009.59.5.9 [note from Valerie: I have fulltext access to this]

Academic Papers

Micah Altman and Gary King. 2007. ‘A Proposed Standard for the Scholarly Citation of Quantitative Data.’ D-Lib Magazine, Vol. 13, No. 3/4 (March/April),

Dr.Ann Zimmerman's thesis "Data Sharing and Secondary Use of Scientific Data: Experiences of Ecologists"

Data Sharing: The Primary Researcher's Perspective. Barbara Stanley, Michael Stanley. Law and Human Behavior, Vol. 12, No. 2 (Jun., 1988), pp. 173-180 (I couldn't figure out how to post the PDF)

Kulkarni AV, Busse JW, Shams I, 2007 Characteristics Associated with Citation Rate of the Medical Literature. PLoS ONE 2(5): e403.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000403

Langille MGI, Eisen JA, 2010 BioTorrents: A File Sharing Service for Scientific Data. PLoS ONE 5(4): e10071. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010071

Mazzetti, P.; Nativi, S.; Caron, J.. RESTful implementation of geospatial services for Earth and Space Science applications. International Journal of Digital Earth, Mar2009 Supplement 1, Vol. 2, p40-61, 22p, 5 Diagrams, 2 Charts; DOI: 10.1080/17538940902866153; (AN 37579821) [note from Valerie: I have fulltext .pdf access to this]

Piwowar HA, Day RS, Fridsma DB, 2007 Sharing Detailed Research Data Is Associated with Increased Citation Rate. PLoS ONE 2(3): e308. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000308

Schiff, L. R., Van House, N. A., & Butler, M. H. (1997). Understanding complex information environments: A social analysis of watershed planning:

Schwartz F, Fang Y. Citation data analysis on hydrogeology. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology [serial online]. February 15, 2007;58(4):518-525. Available from: Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text, Ipswich, MA. Accessed June 7, 2010. [note from Valerie: I have .pdf access]

Sieber JE, Trumbo BE. (Not) giving credit where credit is due: Citation of data sets. Science and Engineering Ethics. 1995. 1(1) 11-20. doi: 10.1007/BF02628694 (does anyone have access to the full text?)