Acknowledging OpenTopography and Hosted Data

OpenTopography hosts datasets collected by many research, governmental, and non-profit organizations funded by a variety of sources. The data user bears sole responsibility for recognizing the role of the data provider through co-authorship, citation, sponsor acknowledgment, and/or attribution, as appropriate and consistent with professional standards and sponsor requirements. To facilitate this responsibility of the user, OpenTopography provides citation and acknowledgment language and examples specific to each hosted dataset as well as the global datasets it provides. This language may be found on a dataset's access page and through a dataset's metadata. OpenTopography continues its practice of providing a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for each hosted dataset as a means to facilitate data citation.

NSF policy stipulates grantee responsibility for assuring acknowledgment of material based on or developed with NSF support in any publication, including web pages. In addition, NSF requires oral acknowledgment during all news media interviews. In some cases, the grants or funding sources of OpenTopography community members or other data providers must also be cited or the disclaimer is also required. Users' acknowledgments of OpenTopography support also provides a measure of OpenTopography's success and will help to ensure continued funding.

Questions may be directed to info@opentopography.org.