Mercè Crosas, Ph.D., Director of Data Science, Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), Harvard University
Decades of data citation research, initiatives and guidelines have been consolidated into a single set of Data Citation Principles, created by a synthesis group that represents more than 25 organizations. The principles are driven by the premise that "sound, reproducible scholarship rests upon a foundation of robust, accessible data" and therefore "data should be considered legitimate, citable products of research". The Dataverse repository, developed at Harvard University's IQSS, generates a data citation compliant with the Joint Principles, and provides data publishing workflows to guarantee a persistent linkage between journal articles and the underlying data. The Dataverse is open and free to all researchers.