Tag Archives: DataCite

Promoting Data Citation in Nature (and Pushing Past Panda Problems)

- December 21, 2012

Regular reader of this blog will be aware of our efforts to promote data citation using digital object identifiers (DOIs), and this week, alongside Rebecca Lawrence from F1000 Research and Kevin Ashley from the Digital Curation Centre, our Editor in Chief Laurie Goodman has a correspondence in Nature strongly making this case. The motivation to […]

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Lessons From the “Data Publication Spring”: DataCite Summer 2012

- June 29, 2012

Readers of this blog will be well versed on our and others work using DataCite Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to cite data, and this months DataCite summer meeting in Copenhagen was a good opportunity to take stock of the many recent developments in the area of data publication, with the last six months being particularly […]

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Adventures in Data Citation: sorghum as a standard for data release

- May 11, 2012

A correspondence we have contributed to has just been published in the BMC Research Notes “Data standardization, sharing and publication series” on the data-citation and  data-release practices surrounding the Sorghum genome that is available in our GigaDB database and that was published last year in Genome Biology. We use Sorghum as an example to highlight […]

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What links RNA-Editing, Data Citation and Ancient Chinese Emperors?

- February 17, 2012

Another incremental step has been achieved for the adoption of the practice of data citation; this week, Nature Biotechnology has included one of our dataset DOIs in their references for the first time. In "Comprehensive analysis of RNA-Seq data reveals extensive RNA editing in a human transcriptome", Zhiyu Peng et al. produced a new pipeline […]

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Data Citation Enters the (year of the) Dragon

- January 23, 2012

Today marks the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, and as we enter the supposedly auspicious year of the Dragon now is a good opportunity to look towards developments in the nascent field of data publication over the upcoming year. This week marked important announcements of new and improved data publication platforms. Those […]

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Data Citation December

- December 23, 2011

Despite the approaching holidays its been another busy month in the GigaScience office, with Alexandra attending the InCoB/ISMB-Asia meeting in Kuala Lumpur (see her talk slides here) and the Human Variome Project meeting in Beijing, and Scott attending a number of meetings and workshops in the UK, including the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) in […]

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GigaData news: Macaque DOIs published in Nature Biotechnology

- October 21, 2011

This week marks another success for the fledgling practice of data citation, with two datasets from our GigaScience database published in Nature Biotechnology. The genomes sequenced by our colleagues at the BGI for the Cynomolgus and Chinese rhesus macaques were initially released DOIs at our launch in July, and were amongst the first (at the […]

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Datacite summer meeting

- August 27, 2011

Working at a data center as big as the BGI, and launching a journal focused on maximizing data use, we have followed the many calls over the years for improved incentives and methods to aid and reward scientists in spending the considerable time and effort to share their data. The Datacite consortium has been key […]

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