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Out of Cite, Out of Mind: The Current State of Practice, Policy, and Technology for the Citation of Data

  • CODATA-ICSTI Task Group on Data Citation Standards and Practices


The growth in the capacity of the research community to collect and distribute data presents huge opportunities. It is already transforming old methods of scientific research and permitting the creation of new ones. However, the exploitation of these opportunities depends upon more than computing power, storage, and network connectivity. Among the promises of our growing universe of online digital data are the ability to integrate data into new forms of scholarly publishing to allow peer-examination and review of conclusions or analysis of experimental and observational data and the ability for subsequent researchers to make new analyses of the same data, including their combination with other data sets and uses that may have been unanticipated by the original producer or collector.


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Year: 2013
Volume 12
Page/Article: CIDCR1-CIDCR7
DOI: 10.2481/dsj.OSOM13-043
Published on Sep 8, 2013
Peer Reviewed