Guidance

ESRC data citation: what you need to know

An overview of best practice in data citation, including using persistent identifiers to effectively preserve and share unique datasets.

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If you get Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding, you should use this guidance alongside the ESRC research data policy. This will make sure that you cite your data consistently and effectively.

It also helps other researchers to more easily find and use the primary data underlying your research.

The guidance covers:

  • why you should cite research data
  • enabling citation
  • best practice in data citation
  • how digital object identifiers work
  • how data citation can be encouraged by academic publishers and editors, professional associations and research institutions, data producers and researchers, and data centres and archives.

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