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What is the best way to link/associate data with a publication?

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Yasmeen.Shorish's picture
You have several options when it comes to associating data with a publication, depending on the journal's own guidelines. Some journals will direct data to specific repositories (such a Dryad or Uniprot). You may also have the option to offer the data as Supplemental Information that is co-located with the article. Regardless of how you chose to archive the data for the publication (institutional repository or subject repository), you will want to ensure that there is a stable citation mechanism in place. Associating the data with its own DOI is one, often preferred, way to do this. Consider what options you have to make the data as discoverable as possible and make sure that others have a reliable way to cite it.