Citation and Acknowledgement Guide

When publishing with Data obtained from GISAID, authors should acknowledge data contributors and cite GISAID in each of the following ways:

1. Introduction

When making the first reference to your use of data obtained through GISAID, cite GISAID as the source of these data used in your analysis by adding footnote to appear in your References section to one of the three sources for citation below:

Khare, S., et al (2021) GISAID’s Role in Pandemic Response. China CDC Weekly, 3(49): 1049-1051. doi: 10.46234/ccdcw2021.255 PMCID: 8668406

Elbe, S. and Buckland-Merrett, G. (2017) Data, disease and diplomacy: GISAID’s innovative contribution to global health. Global Challenges, 1:33-46. doi: 10.1002/gch2.1018 PMCID: 31565258

Shu, Y. and McCauley, J. (2017) GISAID: from vision to reality. EuroSurveillance, 22(13) doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.13.30494 PMCID: PMC5388101

Example

 Introduction
  “… genomic sequences shared via GISAID, the global data science initiative1

 References
  1 Khare, S., et al (2021) GISAID’s Role in Pandemic Response. China CDC Weekly,
  3(49): 1049-1051. doi: 10.46234/ccdcw2021.255 PMCID: 8668406

2. Acknowledgment

Include the following text in your acknowledgement section in recognition of data contributors:  

Acknowledgements

We gratefully acknowledge all data contributors, i.e., the Authors and their Originating laboratories responsible for obtaining the specimens, and their Submitting laboratories for generating the genetic sequence and metadata and sharing via the GISAID Initiative, on which this research is based.

3. Materials & Methods / Data Availability

Author(s) should use this section to communicate the data availability through the associated EPI_SET Identifier for all genome sequences and metadata used in the analysis.

Learn more about the permanent and unique identifiers from GISAID’s Guide to EPI_SET ID.

EPI_SET IDs may be communicated by either stating the EPI_SET ID, or by setting a deep-link to a digital object identifier (DOI) provided by GISAID.

Examples

The findings of this study are based on metadata associated with 8,949,097 sequences
available on GISAID up to March 18, 2022, via gisaid.org/EPI_SET_220330me."

The findings of this study are based on metadata associated with 8,949,097 sequences
available on GISAID up to March 18, 2022, and accessible at doi.org/10.55876/gis8.220330me."

Supplemental Table

Use of a supplemental table from GISAID ensures that all genome sequences and metadata used in the analysis are locatable for compliant Data Acknowledgment purposes and accessible to peers for replication on GISAID’s platform.
 
The Supplemental Table (example) is provided alongside a newly generated EPI_SET ID and corresponding DOI.
 
Use of the Supplemental Table must be in its original form without alteration, redaction, or other comment.

 
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