How researchers benefit from citing data

About this video

Researchers are increasingly encouraged, or even mandated, to make their research data available, accessible, discoverable and usable. 

By citing data within an article, early career researchers will receive credit for openly sharing their research data, which can help to build their reputation within their academic community.  And, because the research data is featured in the published article, it becomes an official part of the scholarly record, increasing transparency.

In this webinar recording, we hear from Dr. Timothy Clark, who started the Data Citation Implementation Pilot within Force11 (a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders focused on supporting improved knowledge creation and sharing). He explains why data citation is important, how data can be made citable and shares best practice examples. Elsevier’s Helena Cousijn then outlines how you can get citing today! 

You’ll come away with a clear understanding of the growing importance of data citation and useful information such as how and when to cite.

About the presenters

Timothy Clark

Assistant Professor of Neurology;

SchoolDirector, Harvard;

Biomedical Informatics Core, Massachusetts General Hospital

Tim Clark, Ph.D., is a researcher in biomedical informatics and computer science. He is Director of Informatics at the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease; Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School; directs the MGH Biomedical Informatics Core; and co-directs the Data and Statistics Core at the Massachusetts Alzheimer Disease Research Center. Dr. Clark is a Founding Editorial Board member of the journal Briefings in Bioinformatics, an Advisory Board member for F1000 Research, and an Editorial Board member for Frontiers in Library and Information Science. Timothy Clarke started the Data Citation Implementation Pilot within FORCE11, in which different expert groups developed guidance and roadmaps for the implementation of the FORCE11 Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles. In this webinar, he will explain the data citation principles, why data citation is important and how data can be made citable.

Helena Cousijn

Senior Product Manager for Research Data, Elsevier

Helena Cousijn obtained a DPhil in Neuroscience from the University of Oxford where she developed a strong interest in research data. Having worked with various kinds of data which all presented their own challenges, she now has the chance to develop solutions as Senior Product Manager for Research Data at Elsevier. Her goal is to help researchers to store, share, discover, and use data. Helena was one of the co-chairs of the publishers’ expert group that developed the publishers roadmap.