Appendix: Data papers

A data paper is a peer reviewed document describing a dataset, published in a peer reviewed journal. It takes effort to prepare, curate and describe data. Data papers provide recognition for this effort by means of a scholarly article. We do not cover how to create data papers in this course, however, as an optional activity, you can watch this video (51:51) presented by Lizanne Roxburgh. In this video, you will learn more about publishing data papers. If you are unable to watch the embedded video, you can download it locally. (MP4 - 99.2 MB)

You can read more about data papers on


View the links below to see a data paper as it appears on the IPT, on and in the Journal. Each are cross-linked.