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CORDEX Data Citation

last modified May 02, 2019 06:44 PM
WDC Climate data citation service

As for CMIP5, the World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) offers the assignment of DataCite DOIs to CORDEX data to support the citation of CORDEX data. This service is provided for stable data for long-term usage.


  • Contact WDCC at [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.] including “DOI CORDEX” in your email subject and information on your affiliation in the email body
  • Data replication (if necessary) by WDCC in cooperation with you
  • Additional quality control checks on data by WDCC
  • Long-term archiving of data at WDCC
  • Technical Quality Assurance (TQA) checks by WDCC: consistency of data and metadata
  • Scientific Quality Assurance (SQA) by you: check of WDCC’s metadata and additional documentation of citation and scientific quality information
  • DataCite DOI assignment and notification of the data creator/author by WDCC

DOI granularity for CORDEX:

  • The targeted granularity for a DataCite DOI / citation entity for CORDEX is:
    one DOI for data of a single domain created with the same RCM by the same institute
  • Example: EUR-44 results of SMHI for RCA4-v1 for all driving models

Documentation and Overview:

  • WDCC’s DataCite DOI process is documented here.

Contact and Information: