How to Cite CyVerse

Updated November 30, 2020

Please cite or acknowledge CyVerse in any research for work that uses CyVerse resources or extends the cyberinfrastructure. Further information can be found on the NSF website.

For information on using 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.

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.

Citing Specific Apps Used at CyVerse

To cite specific apps used at CyVerse, use this format for each app used:

Author (or Integrator) (Published Year). App Title (Version number).; App URL.

Citing CyVerse Publications

If you would like to cite a CyVerse-authored publication about CyVerse, please cite one or more of these papers:

Swetnam, Tyson L., et al., "CyVerse: Cyberinfrastructure for open science," PLOS Computational Biology (2024), doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1011270

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.


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