A dataset is a collection of data organised in a certain structure for processing by statistical software. Datasets are stored in repositories, websites or can be published as accompanying material to a journal article, thesis, etc. Because of the possibility for data to be re-used by other researchers it is necessary to cite datasets. A citation to a dataset must have the following elements:
Author, Date, Title (in italics), Description (e.g. dataset), Publisher or repository, DOI, URL or permanent link.