How to Cite CyVerse

Updated January 16, 2020

Please cite or acknowledge CyVerse in any research tor work hat uses CyVerse resources or extends the cyberinfrastructure. This may take the form of an acknowledgment, citation, or both, as appropriate. Further information can be found on the NSF website. For information on the CyVerse logo, see Use Our Logo.

Acknowledging CyVerse

The suggested format to acknowledge CyVerse in a paper, a poster, or a presentation is:

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers DBI-0735191,  DBI-1265383, and DBI-1743442. URL:

Acknowledging Contributions from a CyVerse Staff Member

If you wish to additionally acknowledge an individual from CyVerse who assisted you, the suggested format is:

We thank [consultant's name(s)] for [his/her/their] assistance with [describe tasks accomplished], which was made possible through CyVerse's External Collaborative Partnership program.

Guidelines for PI Reporting Requirements

PIs should include a bibliography of articles or other manuscripts (published, accepted, submitted, or in preparation) that benefitted from the use of CyVerse resources as part of their annual Progress Report and Final Reports to their funding agencies.

Citing CyVerse Publications

If you would like to cite a CyVerse publication, please cite one or both of these papers:

Merchant, Nirav, et al., "The iPlant Collaborative: Cyberinfrastructure for Enabling Data to Discovery for the Life Sciences," PLOS Biology (2016), doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002342.

Goff, Stephen A., et al., "The iPlant Collaborative: Cyberinfrastructure for Plant Biology," Frontiers in Plant Science 2 (2011), doi: 10.3389/fpls.2011.00034.

Citing Data Used at CyVerse

To cite data stored or used at CyVerse, use this format:

Creator (Year). Title (Version number). CyVerse Data Commons.

For all other data stored or used at CyVerse, use this format:

Author/Rightsholder. (Year). Title of data set (Version number) [Description of form]. Retrieved from

For more information, see Data Policy.


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