<data-title> Data Title

The formal title or name of a cited data source (or a component of a cited data source) such as a dataset or spreadsheet.


Data titles as mentioned in citations (<element-citation> or <mixed-citation>), product descriptions (<product>), etc., may include applicable dates.

Best Practice

Since datasets can contain very complex relationships for citing data, both the <source> element and this element may be used in a single citation to describe different levels of the data source. The <data-title> is typically used as an equivalent of an article title for data sources (see samples below).

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  data-title
                        (#PCDATA %data-title-elements;)*             >
Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | email | ext-link | uri | inline-graphic | inline-media | private-char | bold | fixed-case | italic | monospace | overline | overline-start | overline-end | roman | sans-serif | sc | serif | strike | underline | underline-start | underline-end | ruby | named-content | styled-content | sub | sup)*

Tagged Sample

RNA sequence sample

 <mixed-citation publication-type="data">Xu, J. <etal/> 
  <data-title>Cross-platform ultradeep transcriptomic profiling 
  of human reference RNA samples by RNA-Seq</data-title>. 
  <source>Sci. Data</source> <volume>1</volume>:<elocation-id>140020</elocation-id>.  
  doi: <pub-id pub-id-type="doi">10.1038/sdata.2014.20</pub-id> 
  (<year iso-8601-date="2014">2014</year>).</mixed-citation>