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Citing RBK

For anyone using RBK data in their research project, here's how to cite us

To cite the RBK Consortium, please use:

Oxburgh L, Carroll TJ, Cleaver O, Gossett DR, Hoshizaki DK, Hubbell JA, Humphreys BD, Jain S, Jensen J, Kaplan DL, Kesselman C, Ketchum CJ, Little MH, McMahon AP, Shankland SJ, Spence JR, Valerius MT, Wertheim JA, Wessely O, Zheng Y, Drummond IA. (Re)Building a Kidney. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Jan 17. pii: ASN.2016101077. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2016101077. View on PubMed

If you are an RBK project publishing a paper, please create and reference a "data collection"

RBK Projects, when publishing a paper, please refer to your RBK data with Data Collections.

Data collections are a curated set of RBK data collected into one easily citable and referenced location with a permanent identifier (DOI). This collection allows readers to unambiguously obtain full quality, source data that was referenced in the paper, which translates to repeatable experiments. A side benefit is that this method has been shown to drive more traffic to your data on the RBK site.

The dataset has its own citation (based on the Nature scientific data citation format).

1. Create a citable collection in the RBK site

Create a record for your data collection, link to the data records related to the publication and request the DOI:

  • Create a collection by following the [submitting collection instruction](https://github.com/informatics-isi-edu/gudmap-rbk/wiki/Submitting-Data-Collections). Please fill in as much information as you can as some of the attributes as used to issue a DOI ID. As part of the form, set "Required DOI?" to true.
  • Add all the relevant data involved in your experiment methods or figures in the collection.
  • Edit your collection. Fill in the "Details" section with the content that you want to emphasize to your readers. A common practice is to list images/specimens involved in the figures, so the users can directly get to the high-resolution images or relevant data.
  • We plan to automate the DOI issuance process, however, this feature is not in the repository yet. In the meantime, inform us about your collection, and we will manually issue a DOI for your collection.
2. Create a citation of your dataset in the manuscript

Follow the dataset citation convention described above. In most cases, it should look like the following:

Benjamin Humphreys (Re)Building a Kidney Consortium https://doi.org/10.25548/14-4KG6 (2018).
3. Reference your data collection in your manuscript (important)

Make sure you include the dataset citations can be referenced the same was as any other journals or publications in your papers. For example:
Our dataset [1] shows that ...
And then in the methods section, add text that looks something like this:
Data Dissemination To increase rigor, reproducibility, and transparency, raw image files and other data generated as part of this study were deposited into the GUDMAP consortium database and are fully accessible at: https://doi.org/10.25548/14-4KG6 (25).

If you have any questions, send email to help@rebuildingakidney.org.