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Reasons to Cite Data

Reasons to Cite Data

Citing data encourages the replication of scientific results, improves research standards, and gives proper credit to data producers. Data citation helps to: 

  • Enable easy reuse and verification of data
  • Allow the impact of data to be tracked
  • Create a scholarly structure that recognises and rewards data producers 

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Discussion for data citation

See How to Cite Data for the how to!