How to cite ODC and dataset

Citing the ODCs

Please cite the Open Data Commons in study manuscripts (methods) if you have used the Open Data Commons for SCI or TBI for data collection, management, publication, or download. We recommend the following language:

For ODC-SCI

Study data were deposited at the Open Data Commons for Spinal Cord Injury (ODC-SCI; RRID:SCR_016673). The ODC-SCI is a secure, cloud-based repository platform designed to share research data (Torres-Espin et al., 2022).

Torres-Espín A, Almeida CA, Chou A, Huie JR, Chiu M, Vavrek R, Sacramento J, Orr MB, Gensel JC, Grethe JS, Martone ME, Fouad K, Ferguson AR; STREET-FAIR Workshop Participants. Promoting FAIR Data Through Community-driven Agile Design: the Open Data Commons for Spinal Cord Injury (odc-sci.org). Neuroinformatics. 2022 Jan;20(1):203-219. doi: 10.1007/s12021-021-09533-8. Epub 2021 Aug 4. PMID: 34347243; PMCID: PMC9537193.For ODC-SCI: RRID:SCR_016673Grant support: WfL & CHNF, NIH U24NS122732

For ODC-TBI

Study data were deposited at the Open Data Commons for Traumatic Brain Injury (ODC-TBI; RRID:SCR_021736). The ODC-TBI is a secure, cloud-based repository platform designed to share research data (Chou et al., 2022).

Chou A, Torres-Espín A, Huie JR, Krukowski K, Lee S, Nolan A, Guglielmetti C, Hawkins BE, Chaumeil MM, Manley GT, Beattie MS, Bresnahan JC, Martone ME, Grethe JS, Rosi S, Ferguson AR. Empowering Data Sharing and Analytics through the Open Data Commons for Traumatic Brain Injury Research. Neurotrauma Rep. 2022 Apr 5;3(1):139-157. doi: 10.1089/neur.2021.0061. PMID: 35403104; PMCID: PMC8985540. Grant support: NIH U24NS122732 For ODC-TBI: RRID:SCR_021736

Citing a dataset

ODC-SCI: Study data [INSERT REFERENCES FOR DATA UTILIZED] were downloaded from the Open Data Commons for Spinal Cord Injury (ODC-SCI; RRID:SCR_016673). The ODC-SCI/TBI is a secure, cloud-based repository platform designed to share research data (Torres-Espin et al., 2022).

ODC-TBI: Study data [INSERT REFERENCES FOR DATA UTILIZED] were downloaded from the Open Data Commons for Traumatic Brain Injury (ODC-TBI; RRID:SCR_021736). The ODC-TBI is a secure, cloud-based repository platform designed to share research data (Chou et al., 2022).

Insert the full dataset citation in the reference section of your manuscript; you will find this full dataset citation on the public dataset page, below the title of your dataset, for example:

Schmidt E. K., Raposo P. J F., Vavrek R., Fouad K. (2021) Lipopolysaccharide treatment in the subacute stage of cervical spinal cord injury enhances motor recovery and increases anxiety-like behavior in female rats. Open Data Commons for Spinal Cord Injury. ODC-SCI:459. https://doi.org/10.34945/F5FW2B

Always use the full https address with the dataset DOI number when referring to your dataset, for example:

https://doi.org/10.34945/F5XS31

Use of Reference Managers

ODC DOIs are compatible with some of the most common reference managers, including:

Paperpile: Click the Paperpile button in your browser toolbar to import the ODC dataset citation. Dataset url or dataset DOI can also be used to directly import the dataset reference in your folder. For more information on how to use paperpile visit Paperpile guide page

Zotero: By clicking on the Zotero Connector directly on your browser when visiting a specific public ODC-SCI dataset page you will add the identifying information to your Zotero library.

To add it to Zotero library via “Add Item by Identifier” button () at the top of the center column of the Zotero pane, type or paste in the dataset DOI, and press Enter/Return. You can also paste a list of multiple identifiers (each on a separate line), then press Shift+Enter/Return to finish.

Mendeley: Save references from the web directly to your Mendeley library with the Mendeley Web Importer or manually import files using the dataset DOI. This will look up the item in the Mendeley Catalog or if the reference is completely new to Mendeley, the details will be retrieved directly from the ODC public page. The Mendeley citation plugin automatically generates your bibliography.

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