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Research Data Management

This guide introduce the essentials of good research data management and how the library can support researchers in managing their research data.

Citation Basics

Just like articles and other publications, you must cite the data you use in your work. Citing data acknowledged the original creator, helps others find the data, and promotes research transparency and reproducibility. Citing the authors of datasets also helps them understand the impact and reach of their work.

See below for instructions on how to cite data in APA and AMA.

APA Style


Author. (Publication Date). Title of Dataset. (Version #) [Data set]. Publisher. DOI/URL


O’Donohue, W. (2017). Content analysis of undergraduate psychology textbooks (ICPSR 21600; Version V1) [Data set]. ICPSR.

Cool, H. E. M., & Bell, M. (2011). Excavations at St Peter’s Church, Barton-upon-Humber [Data set]. doi:10.5284/1000389

AMA Style


Author(s). Data from: Title of dataset. Name of Repository. Date of publication. DOI/URL.


Francuzik W. Data from: Skin microbiome in atopic dermatitis: 16S gene sequence data. figshare. 2016. doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.4028943

Levy I, Maor Y, Mahroum N, et al. Data from: Missed opportunities for earlier diagnosis of HIV in patients that presented with advanced HIV disease: a retrospective cohort study. Dryad Digital Repository. 2016. doi:10.5061/dryad.73c003.11.5