Linking data to publications

Linking data to publications
Definition: 

Linking data to publications involves creating links between academic publications and their underlying associated datasets. The goal of this concept is that anyone viewing a publication will be able to locate the datasets associated with that publication and anyone looking at datasets will be able to locate the publications that were produced from that data. The activity of linking data to publications is a necessary step to improve the culture of data sharing amongst the scientific and research community. Linking data to publications also increases the opportunity for transparent research, as researchers will be able to analyze the data created in conjunction with an academic paper.