BRDI Report Release - Developing Data Attribution and Citation Practices and Standards

Developing Data Attribution and Citation Practices and Standards, which explored how to assign credit for data (attribution) and how to reference data (citation) in ways that others can identify, discover, and retrieve them. Among the questions explored were: what approaches are generic across disciplines and what practices are field-specific;
what are the major scientific, technical, institutional, financial, legal, and socio-cultural issues that need to be considered;
and what are some of the options for the successful development and implementation of data citation practices and standards?

A free pdf is available electronically (after registering) at http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13564.
Print copies may be ordered through the National Academies Press (http://www.nap.edu), and additional information about the background of this project may be found on the Board's website at http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/brdi/PGA_063656.

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