Board on Research Data and Information
Policy and Global Affairs Division
National Research Council
in collaboration with
CODATA-ICSTI Task Group on Data Citation Standards and Practices
STATEMENT OF TASK
The U.S. National Committee for CODATA of the Board on Research Data and Information will establish a steering committee that will organize a symposium and workshop on scientific data attribution and citation practices and standards. The project will be performed May 2011 to April 2012, and will be conducted pursuant to the following statement of task:
- What is the status of data attribution and citation practices in the natural and social (economic and political) sciences in United States and internationally?
- Why is the attribution and citation of scientific data important and for what types of data? Is there substantial variation among disciplines?
- What are the major scientific, technical, institutional, financial, legal, and socio-cultural issues that need to be considered in developing and implementing scientific data citation standards and practices? Which ones are universal for all types of research and which ones are field or context specific?
- What are some of the options for the successful development and implementation of scientific data citation practices and standards, both across the natural and social sciences and in major contexts of research?
An individually-authored workshop summary will be prepared by a rapporteur. The report will be published by the National Academies Press in 2012.
We are grateful to the following for support of this project:
Institute of Museum and Library Services, grant number IMLS LG-00-11-0123-11;
Sloan Foundation, grant number 2011-3-19;
and Microsoft Research.