Data citations in NCAR/UCAR

This document has been published as an NCAR Technical Note. The full citation to this document is:

Mayernik, M.S., M.D. Daniels, B. Dattore, E. Davis, K.M. Ginger, K.M. Kelly, M.R. Marlino, D. Middleton, J. Phillips, G. Strand, S.F. Williams, S. Worley, and M.J. Wright. 2012. Data citations within NCAR/UCP. NCAR Technical Note, NCAR/TN-492+STR. Boulder, CO: National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

Federal agencies, professional societies, and research organizations in the geo-sciences are moving towards requiring researchers to formally cite data that led to a given research result. This trend promotes transparency in research by offering a direct pathway to the data so the research can be validated or easily carried forward from a known starting point. Such “data citations” also raise the profile of data, that is, they promote data as being as valued and rewarded in scientific settings as peer-reviewed publications. This paper is the product of an inter-divisional working group created to study, promote, and implement citations to NCAR/UCP digital resources. The paper describes how citations to NCAR/UCP digital resources could make our research products more accessible, and provides a number of recommendations for creating citations and assigning web-accessible identifiers to digital resources.

Comments on this Technical Note and requests for additional information should be sent to Matt Mayernik at Links to earlier versions of this document are provided below.


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