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How To Cite FaceBase

Copyright to data and images on the FaceBase site is held by the individual investigators that contributed them.

Please acknowledge the FaceBase projects that generated the data and relevant publications from FaceBase investigators in any of your work resulting from the use of FaceBase datasets. We’ll post the citations for relevant publications on the page linking to the dataset.

Your acknowledgment will help the NIDCR track community use of this resource. Thank you!

To cite FaceBase as a resource:

Please use the following citation when your research involved resources from the FaceBase website.

FaceBase 3: analytical tools and FAIR resources for craniofacial and dental research Bridget D. Samuels, Robert Aho, James F. Brinkley, Alejandro Bugacov, Eleanor Feingold, Shannon Fisher, Ana S. Gonzalez-Reiche, Joseph G. Hacia, Benedikt Hallgrimsson, Karissa Hansen, Matthew P. Harris, Thach-Vu Ho, Greg Holmes, Joan E. Hooper, Ethylin Wang Jabs, Kenneth L. Jones, Carl Kesselman, Ophir D. Klein, Elizabeth J. Leslie, Hong Li, Eric C. Liao, Hannah Long, Na Lu, Richard L. Maas, Mary L. Marazita, Jaaved Mohammed, Sara Prescott, Robert Schuler, Licia Selleri, Richard A. Spritz, Tomek Swigut, Harm van Bakel, Axel Visel, Ian Welsh, Cristina Williams, Trevor J. Williams, Joanna Wysocka, Yuan Yuan, Yang Chai. Development 2020 Sep 21;147(18):dev191213. doi: 10.1242/dev.191213.

To cite specific datasets from FaceBase:

Please use our "Share and cite" button to cite datasets in papers that used or reused those data. This function displays a data citation - which you may copy or download - that includes a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), a permanent identifier that is guaranteed to always link to the current location of the data. A citation to a dataset in FaceBase is essentially equivalent to a citation to a paper or other scholarly work. Our data citations include the following information:

Authors. Title. FaceBase Consortium Identifier (Publication Year)
For example:
Homes G, Van Bakel H, and Jabs E. Single Cell Sequencing - Coronal Suture, Wild Type, E18.5 and P10. FaceBase Consortium (2018).

Here is where you can find the "Share and cite" button, available on every record page, and view the data citation text for any dataset:

Example showing the location of the Share link


Example showing the Share popup with the citable identifier


Learn more about citing data at DataCite and Nature Research.