Amsterdam Manifesto on data citation and sharing

Below you can find the Amsterdam Manifesto on data citation and sharing. These principles allign well with the philsophy of replication and reproducible research that we’ve discussed so much at the brownbag.

For those who expressed concern about data sharing in social work HERE is a post by @carlystrasser who tackles many of the arguments against data sharing, including “my data is embarrasingly bad”.
Unfortunately, she does not discuss sensitive data topics with vulnerable populations.

The Amsterdam Manifesto on Data Citation Principles
We wish to promote best practices in data citation to facilitate access to data sets and to enable attribution and reward for those who publish data. Through formal data citation, the contributions to science by those that share their data will be recognized and potentially rewarded. To that end, we propose that:
1. Data should be considered citable products of research.
2. Such data should be held in persistent public repositories.
3. If a publication is based on data not included with the article, those data should be cited in the publication.
4. A data citation in a publication should resemble a bibliographic citation and be located in the publication’s reference list.
5. Such a data citation should include a unique persistent identifier (a DataCite DOI recommended, or other persistent identifiers already in use within the community).
6. The identifier should resolve to a page that either provides direct access to the data or information concerning its accessibility. Ideally, that landing page should be machine-actionable to promote interoperability of the data.
7. If the data are available in different versions, the identifier should provide a method to access the previous or related versions.
8. Data citation should facilitate attribution of credit to all contributors

This Manifesto was created during the Beyond the PDF 2 Conference in Amsterdam, 20 March 2013.
Original authors are Mercè Crosas, Todd Carpenter, David Shotton and Christine Borgman.

See more on the Amsterdam Manifesto HERE

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