DataCite endorses the Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles

The Data Citation Principles establish guiding principles for data within scholarly literature, another dataset, or any other research object.
These principles recognize the need for citation practices that are both human understandable and machine-actionable.

DataCite and its members understand that the eight principles are perfectly in line with the scope and the practice of DataCite since its founding in December 2009.

We are glad to be able to endorse these important principles. We encourage all of our members and affiliated members to endorse them as well.