Related Attribution Policies & Practices
We provide here related guidance for attributing services and community datasets. Professional standards for co-authorship, citation, or acknowledgment are established by professional organizations.
Some publishers provide for formal referencing of unpublished datasets held in national archives such as UNAVCO’s. You can find more information here:
- Acknowledgment of the originating NSF grant -- NSF Grant Proposal Guide
- National Science Foundation, Directorate for Geosciences, 2012, Dear Colleague Letter – Data Citation, NSF 12-058, http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12058/nsf12058.jsp.
- Guidelines for Ethics in Research from the Jet Propulsion Lab
- National Research Council, 2012, For Attribution -- Developing Data Attribution and Citation Practices and Standards: Summary of an International Workshop, Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, ISBN 978-0-309-26728-1.
- Parsons, M. A., R. Duerr, and J.-B. Minster, 2010, Data Citation and Peer Review, Eos Trans. AGU, 91(34), 297, https://doi.org/10.1029/2010EO340001.
- Ethics education resources from the American Physical Society
- Guide to Publication Policies of Nature Journals
- Nature policy on unpublished datasets
- Guidelines to Publication with the American Chemical Society
- Geological Society of America Ethical Guidelines for Publication
- American Geophysical Union
- Policy on Referencing Data in and Archiving Data for AGU Publications
- Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Research: A portal to the codes of Ethics of a number of societies, including the American Physical Society, American Chemistry Society, IEEE, American Society of Civil Engineers, etc.
- Pritchard, M.,S. Owen, S. Anandakrishnan, W. Holt, R. Bennett, P. LaFemina, P. Jansma, I. MacGregor, C. Raymond, S. Schwartz, S. Stein, and M. Miller, 2012, Open access to geophysical data sets requires community responsibility, Eos Trans. AGU, 93(26), 243, https://doi.org/10.1029/2012EO260006.
- National Academy of Sciences: On Being A Scientist: Responsible Conduct In Research
- Arms W. (2006) "Ethics: Trust and Reputation on the Web," Nature, https://doi.org/10.1038/nature05035.
- Clarke, M. (2009) "Ethics of Science Communication on the Web," Ethics Sci Environ Polit, https://doi.org/10.3354/esep00096.
- Office of Research Integrity – US Department of Health and Human Services - Handbooks and Guidelines (mostly scientific misconduct)
The DOI system for datasets works analogously to the system for journal articles. For data, the DOI is a persistent identifier (e.g. https://doi.org/10.7283/T5MW2F2D) for the digital dataset. It provides a globally unique, web compatible, alphanumeric string that allows access to dataset metadata and the digital data. Integral to the functioning of this persistent identifier is the associated citation summary web page maintained by the dataset publisher. UNAVCO, as the dataset publisher, maintains the citation summary page referenced by each UNAVCO DOI. This page provides the user community with a basic citation and related metadata plus a link to the data and the observational metadata. If the URL for this page must be migrated at UNAVCO, or other DOI metadata changes, UNAVCO updates the URL and/or metadata within the DOI system; the overall system ensures that the DOI continues to lead the user to the correct page, and the identifier remains meaningful through time.
As a DataCite Allocating Member, our assignment mechanism utilizes and follows the standards and practices for DOI minting at DataCite, an international consortium dedicated to helping researchers find, access, and reuse data. DataCite in turn utilizes the resolver services from the International DOI Foundation (https://doi.org). Each publishable dataset in the UNAVCO Archive has had (or shortly will have) a DOI minted using this mechanism. (The term "publishable dataset" is further explained in the FAQ section.)
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