Citing RBK

For anyone using RBK data in their research project, here's how to cite us

To cite the RBK Consortium, please use:

Oxburgh L, Carroll TJ, Cleaver O, Gossett DR, Hoshizaki DK, Hubbell JA, Humphreys BD, Jain S, Jensen J, Kaplan DL, Kesselman C, Ketchum CJ, Little MH, McMahon AP, Shankland SJ, Spence JR, Valerius MT, Wertheim JA, Wessely O, Zheng Y, Drummond IA. (Re)Building a Kidney. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Jan 17. pii: ASN.2016101077. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2016101077. View on PubMed

If you are an RBK project publishing a paper, here is the NEW way to cite your data

RBK Projects, when publishing a paper, please refer to your RBK data with Data Collections.

Data collections are a curated set of RBK/GUDMAP data collected into one easily citable and referenced location with a permanent identifier (DOI) for the purposes of:

For an upcoming or already published paper:

A data collection can be properly cited in the paper using a single link that acts as a permanent identifier. The dataset has its own citation (based on the Nature scientific data citation format). For example, here's an example from the GUDMAP Consortium:

McMahon, A. GUDMAP Consortium (2017).

Readers can unambiguously obtain full quality, source data that was referenced in the paper, which translates to repeatable experiments.

A collaboration between multiple projects:

A data collection can help ensure that all parties are working with the exact same data and protocols.

How to create a Data Collection

For instructions on how to create a data collection, see Create Citable Datasts. If you have any questions, send email to