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We’re in the process of updating the documentation for Zotero 5.0. Some documentation may be outdated in the meantime. Thanks for your understanding.

Zotero does not currently have a dataset item type, but recent developments in the academic community have introduced a demand for collecting, storing, and citing dataset metadata. CSL has already introduced a dataset item type and Zotero is likely to add this item type as well, but no ETA is currently known. In the mean time, due to the interest in this item type, Zotero translators may import metadata for datasets and store it under a different item type. Following some discussion we're establishing the following guidelines that should make the imported metadata most usable in its current state and facilitate smooth transition into a dedicated item type once it is introduced. The table was update to match also another more current discussion.

Item Type

Until a more fitting item type becomes available, datasets should be imported as “Document”.

In order to distinguish dataset items from regular journal articles inside Zotero, the following should be added on a separate line into the “extra” field.

type: dataset

Data Fields

The following data field mappings should be applied

Dataset Field Zotero Field Note
Authors creators/author
Dataset title title
Date published date
Version extra/version e.g. version: 4 on separate line. Do not include if version is 1
Data repository Publisher
DOI extra/DOI e.g. DOI: 10.7910/DVN/GTJTFF
URL url
License rights
Resource Type (optional) extra/medium e.g. medium: Data set with code book
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