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Research Data Management

Support for storing, sharing, and preserving research data.



All data (even your own) used in publications, presentations, posters, etc. should be cited to

  1. provide access and proper credit
  2. allow for verification of results
  3. encourage reuse of the data

That is, data citation is just as important as citing the literature consulted. It helps maintain the chain of the scholarly record.

Citation Examples

APA 6th Edition


Author/Rightsholder. (Year). Title of data set (Version number) [Description of form]. Retrieved from http:// 


Pew Hispanic Center. (2008). 2007 Hispanic Healthcare Survey [Data file and code book]. Retrieved from

American sociological association style guide


CBS News. 2009. CBS News Poll: Energy USCBS2009-02A Version 2 [MRDF]. New York: CBS News [producer]. Storrs, CT: The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, University of Connecticut [distributor].

Icpsr data archive


Duncan, Otis D., and Howard Schuman. Detroit Area Study, 1971: Social Problems and Social Change in Detroit [Computer file]. ICPSR07325-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997. doi:10.3886/ICPSR07325

Information obtained from University of Michigan Research Guides: