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Data Curation & Management Toolkit: Cite Data

This guide is a brief introduction to Data Curation and the HKUST Data Management Services

How to Cite Data

The basic format of data citation should include:

Creator (Publication Year). Title. Version. Publisher. Resource Type (as appropriate). Identifier

  • Version & Resource Type are optional
  • Identifier could be a DOI or a persistent URL

Examples (via DataCite)

  • Irino, T; Tada, R (2009): Chemical and mineral compositions of sediments from ODP Site 127-797. Geological Institute , University of Tokyo.
  • Geofon operator (2009): GEFON event gfz2009kciu (NW Balkan Region). GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ).
  • Denhard, Michael (2009): dphase_mpeps: MicroPEPS LAF-Ensemble run by DWD for the MAP D-PHASE project. World Data Center for Climate.


Cite Data from DataSpace @ HKUST

Citing DataSpace@HKUST

For datasets published in DataSpace@HKUST, the system provides citation in this format:
Creator(s), Publication Year, “Dataset Title”, Identifier, Data Repository, Version, [Universal Numerical Fingerprint]

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Library, 2015, “Wi-Fi Connection in HKUST Library”,, DataSpace@HKUST, V1 [UNF:6:vtIJGn8nA+fEACtFfsPHbA==]

Users can also download citation to EndNote XML or RIS Format for ease of management.

Guides to Data Citation

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