Full Formats for Citations and Records: The Dataset Record

The DDE Help pages refer to both "citations" and "records." These two terms are used for two distinct "groups" of information: collections and individual datasets or datastreams. The collection citations have been prepared by OSTI staff and are not registered for a DOI. Their main purpose is to help the user learn what kinds of data DOE may have and where these collections reside.

The dataset records describe information about individual datasets or datastreams that have been submitted to OSTI by DOE organizations and grantees. The datasets receive Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) from OSTI's Data ID Service and are registered with DataCite.

These fields will ALWAYS appear in the dataset or datastream record:

  • Title (At the top of the page)
  • Digital Object Identifier (DOI) (Persistent Identifier, linked to dataset's "landing page")
  • Creator/Author (Person or person responsible for creating the dataset)
  • Publication Date (Date the information was made publicly available)
  • OSTI Identifier (The OSTI ID number assigned to this record)
  • DOE Contract Number
  • Data/Non-text Type (Identifies the main type of content in the dataset or datastream. Datasets may be described as one of eight DDE "types." Dataset records and collection citations use the same terminology to identify the "type.")
  • Sponsor/Funding Organization (Includes DOE and non-DOE sources of funding)
  • Originating Research Organization (Normally, the organization submitting the dataset)
  • Language (Language of the dataset)
  • Country of Publication (Country that first made the data available)

These fields will appear in the dataset citation record ONLY if there is available information:

  • Description (A few sentences to describe the dataset)
  • Contributor Organizations (Organizations that played a significant part in the existence or accessibility of the dataset. Not the originating organization or the sponsor. May be the entity managing the host website)
  • DOE Report Number(s)
  • Subject (Includes Subject Categories and keywords)
  • Availability
  • Format (May include size of the dataset or the file type)

Below is a screen shot of a dataset record. Note the upper right hand corner of the record's page is where the DOI displays, as well as the icon for a dataset. Both link out to the HTML landing page for the dataset.

Collection Citation