Citing Data

Overview

This section discusses current recommended ways to cite datasets in BIL.
  1. Acknowledgement: Recommended way to acknowledge BIL.
  2. Dataset Citation: Recommended way to cite BIL entries.
    1. Datasets with DOIs
    2. Datasets without DOIs
  3. Licence and acceptable use

Citation

  1. Recommended way to acknowledge BIL

    Suggested text to acknowledge that entries from the Brain Image Library were used in a publication is below:

    This work used data from the Brain Image Library[1], which is supported by the National Institutes of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health under award number R24-MH-114793. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

    [1] Kathy Benninger, Greg Hood, Derek Simmel, Luke Tuite, Arthur Wetzel, Alexander Ropelewski, Simon Watkins, Alan Watson, and Marcel Bruchez. 2020. Cyberinfrastructure of a Multi-Petabyte Microscopy Resource for Neuroscience Research. In Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC '20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–7. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3311790.3396653

  2. Recommended way to cite BIL entries
    1. Datasets with DOIs
    2. BIL is in the process of transitioning to a DOI system for datasets. For datasets that have been issued a DOI, the DOI landing page will contain the correct way to site the exact dataset which is in the form:

      Creator (PublicationYear). Title. Brain Image Library. DatasetDOI

      Alternatively, for datasets that have been versioned, the form is:

      Creator (PublicationYear). Title. Version. Brain Image Library. DatasetDOI

    3. Datasets without DOIs
    4. Datasets in BIL are uniquely referred to by a combination of a 16 digit unique identifier and the dataset name separated by a period:

      <16-digit-unique-identifier>.<Dataset-Name>

      Sample text for citing two datasets (abcdef0123456789.example_dataset_01 and abcdef0123456789.example_dataset_02) within in the Brain Image Library is shown below:

      In this work, we used datasets abcdef0123456789.example_dataset_01 and abcdef0123456789.example_dataset_02 from the Brain Image Library [1,2].

      [1] Kathy Benninger, Greg Hood, Derek Simmel, Luke Tuite, Arthur Wetzel, Alexander Ropelewski, Simon Watkins, Alan Watson, and Marcel Bruchez. 2020. Cyberinfrastructure of a Multi-Petabyte Microscopy Resource for Neuroscience Research. In Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC '20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–7. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3311790.3396653

      [2] If the metadata record for the entry contains a citation, we recommend that you also include that citation.

  3. Licence and acceptable use

    BIL Data is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

    Use of Pre-publication Data.

    The library encourages researchers using datasets from the Brain Image Library for which there is no peer-reviewed publication identified, to contact the data producers to discuss possible coordinated publications and collaborations.