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Is there a best practice for acknowledging shared data?

asked 2014-06-24 09:30:08 -0500

T. A. Dickinson gravatar image

One of the major concerns arising from increasing pressure to share data is that data producers are not being adequately acknowledged by users of their shared data.

How widespread are journal policies to require explicit acknowledgment of the publications and (or) individuals responsible for creating and archiving data (e.g. DNA sequences on GenBank)?

Has the 2009 "Toronto Statement" ( been explicitly accepted by journals as regards respecting the rights and interests of data producers?

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answered 2014-06-27 09:34:53 -0500

updated 2014-06-27 09:36:19 -0500

The degree of adoption varies a lot and continues to change. One aspect of the best practice for acknowledging shared data is to know the requested citation for the data. DataONE has documented a best practice for data producers, in terms of how to structure and supply a requested citation and we also have a best practice document on documenting the integration of multiple datasets.

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