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Citing GUDMAP | GenitoUrinary Development Molecular Anatomy Project (GUDMAP)


All of the content in this web site is the copyright of the originating principle investigator. It may be used to accompany research publications only if credit is provided.

For anyone using GUDMAP data in their research project, here's how to cite us

To cite the GUDMAP project, please use the following two citations:

Harding SD, Armit C, Armstrong J, Brennan J, Cheng Y, Haggarty B, Houghton D, Lloyd-MacGilp S, Pi X, Roochun Y, Sharghi M, Tindal C, McMahon AP, Gottesman B, Little MH, Georgas K, Aronow BJ, Potter SS, Brunskill EW, Southard-Smith EM, Mendelsohn C, Baldock RA, Davies JA, Davidson D. The GUDMAP database – an online resource for genitourinary research. Development. 2011 Jul; 138(13):2845-53. View at PubMed.
McMahon AP, Aronow BJ, Davidson DR, Davies JA, Gaido KW, Grimmond S, Lessard JL, Little MH, Potter SS, Wilder EL, Zhang P. 2008. GUDMAP: the genitourinary developmental molecular anatomy project. J Am Soc Nephrol. 19, 667-671. View at PubMed.

If you used specific data from GUDMAP

If you used specific data from the GUDMAP database/website, then please acknowledge it by providing the laboratory name. The following is an example:

"This study used data from the GUDMAP database,, on [month/year when you retrieved the data], including microarray ([group names]) and in situ ([group names]) data."

Details of the different Groups involved in GUDMAP can be found here.

GUDMAP Consortium members: If you are publishing a paper, create a custom citable dataset

GUDMAP Projects, when publishing a paper, please refer to your GUDMAP data with Data Collections.

Data collections are a curated, custom dataset that can be cited with a single permanent identifier (DOI) for the purposes of a publication or a collaboration between projects.

Citation format for data collections

A data collection can be properly cited in the paper using a single link that acts as a permanent identifier. The dataset has its own citation (based on the Nature scientific data citation format). For example:

McMahon, A. GUDMAP Consortium. (2017).

Readers can unambiguously obtain full quality, source data that was referenced in the paper, which translates to repeatable experiments.

Instructions on how to create a data collection

For instructions on how to create a data collection, see Create Citable Datasts. If you have any questions, send email to

Copyrights of journal images

Please note, significant amounts of data present on this website have been published, in those instances, the copyrights of images belong to those journals in which they have been published. See GUDMAP Publications

Questions regarding the use of the content of this website in publications should be directed to the GUDMAP Hub at e-mail: