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How to Cite GUDMAP Data | ATLAS-D2K Center
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How to Cite GUDMAP Data

If you’re using GUDMAP data, proper citation is crucial. This guide will assist you in correctly referencing the data and the GUDMAP consortium.

1. Basic Citation Guidelines:

  • Always cite the primary publication linked to the data you used. You can find a comprehensive list of such publications here.

  • In addition, please cite the GUDMAP consortium. You can do this using the “Share and cite” button on each data record page or by referencing the provided DOI for a Data Collection.

2. Principles:

The ATLAS-D2K Center adheres to the FAIR data citation strategy, ensuring data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reproducible. Learn more about these principles at DataCitation.

We provide two primary mechanisms for citing data: Digital Object Identifiers (DOI)s provided via Data Collections and Resource IDs (RIDs) assigned to every data record in the ATLAS-D2K Center.

Citing the GUDMAP Consortium

If you’ve leveraged GUDMAP to find data or additional related data, please acknowledge the consortium by citing the following consortium papers:

  • Harding SD, et al. The GUDMAP database – an online resource for genitourinary research. Development. 2011 Jul; 138(13):2845-53. View at PubMed.

  • McMahon AP, et al. GUDMAP: the genitourinary developmental molecular anatomy project. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2008; 19, 667-671. View at PubMed.

Citing Data Associated with a Publication

When citing data, also include the related data DOIs or RIDs (Resource ID). This ensures a clear link between your manuscript and the underlying datasets. Citations should include:

  • Author(s)
  • Collection title
  • Year of publication
  • Repository or publisher (e.g., (Re)Building a Kidney Consortium)
  • DOI of the dataset

Here’s how to format such citations:

[1] Vezina CM (2018) GUDMAP Consortium. Link to Data.

Citing Data Not Associated with a Publication

Sometimes, GUDMAP data may be publicly available without a linked publication. In such cases, use the permanent Resource ID (RID) assigned by ATLAS-D2K. This citation can be obtained from the “Share and Cite” button on the data page you’re referencing.

Screenshot of Share and Cite button

Creating Citable Data Collections

If your paper uses or aggregates GUDMAP data in unique ways, consider creating a new Data Collection. This allows readers to access the source data directly, promoting reproducibility. Learn how to create a Data Collection here or email for assistance.

Data Availability Statements

To comply with journal requirements, always include data accessibility statements in your paper:

Data Accessibility: For transparency and reproducibility, all raw files and data from this study are available at the ATLAS-D2K Center database:

Avoid direct links to ATLAS-D2K site pages. Instead, use persistent identifiers like DOIs or RIDs from the “Share and Cite” button.

Need More Help?

For further information or to create a new GUDMAP Data Collection, please reach out to