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Draft Data Citation Principles

Dec 5, 2013

Force11 is a community working to support the advancement of scholarly communication.  One working group has released a Draft Declaration of Data Citation Principles for public comment until December 31.  The preamble states "Sound, reproducible scholarship rests upon a foundation of robust, accessible data." and "Data citation, like the citation of other evidence and sources, is good research practice."  To support this, the group has developed 8 data citation principles, which include unique identification, persistence, and versioning & granularity.