Proposal for a ‘Virtuous Cycle’ of Data Citations

A group of colleagues from the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School recently published a commentary piece in Nature, Credit data generators for data reuse,” that encourages researchers and others working with data to place increased emphasis on the origins of data as a way to track its origins as well as its reuse (who created and who reused it).