How to acknowledge SITES

SITES and the stations

When using SITES, the thematic programs and/or the stations, please acknowledge the infrastructure in any publications, for example by using a modification of this sentence:

"This [study/report/dataset/etc.] has been made possible by the Swedish Infrastructure for Ecosystem Science (SITES), in this case [at/by station/stations]. SITES receives funding through the Swedish Research Council under the grant no 2017-00635."


Data from the SITES Data Portal must be properly cited and acknowledged.

Each dataset has a specific citation, similar to that of a publication citation. The citation is provided on the dataset metadata page.

Svartberget Field Research Station. 2019. Meteorological from Degerö, 2000-12-31 – 2014-12-31. SITES Data Portal.

The persistent identifier (PID) will always lead you back to the metadata page where you are able to download the data object again or check for updates.

You may also use or link to pictures and visualisations obtained from the SITES Data Portal if you add the link to the original and the text "SITES, licensed under CCBY" followed by the link to the original source.

We suggest that you inform the data providers when the data is used for publications and that you offer them the possibility to comment and/or offer them co-authorship or acknowledgement in the publication when this is justified by the added value of the data for your results.