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Why should I cite data?

Just like any other sources you use in your research, you should cite the source of your data.

Citing data has many benefits:

  1. Provide transparency so others can understand where your data came from and build upon your work
  2. Give credit to the original researchers for the work that went into collecting and sharing the data
  3. Enhance discoverability of research data available for re-use

Watch this short video from ICSPR for more information.