Acknowledging GISAID data contributors

Use of GISAID data in an analysis requires acknowledgement of the contributions of both the Submitting and the Originating laboratories.

An example of a suitable Acknowledgement table for use as a Supplemental table in a publication, whether peer-reviewed or preprint, can be downloaded here.  

Since GISAID also promotes the collaboration among researchers, users are encouraged to make best efforts to collaborate where appropriate with representatives of the Originating Laboratory responsible for obtaining the specimen(s) and involve them in such analyses and further research using such data.  A functionality to directly contact Submitters of data is provided at the bottom of the detail page of each dataset. 

Citing GISAID as a reference when you publish

Khare, S., et al (2021) GISAID’s Role in Pandemic Response. China CDC Weekly, 3(49): 1049-1051. doi: 10.46234/ccdcw2021.255  PMCID: 8668406

Elbe, S. and Buckland-Merrett, G. (2017) Data, disease and diplomacy: GISAID’s innovative contribution to global healthGlobal Challenges, 1:33-46. doi:10.1002/gch2.1018  PMCID: 31565258

Shu, Y. and McCauley, J. (2017)  GISAID: from vision to reality. EuroSurveillance, 22(13) doi:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.13.30494  PMCID: PMC5388101

Publishing with GISAID Accession Numbers

GISAID is designated as providing Open Access to the public

GISAID Accession Numbers are used as unique and permanent identifiers for each virus beginning with the letters EPI and followed by numbers, to identify viruses and/or segments.

GISAID Accession Numbers are accepted without limitation by peer-reviewed journals and required at the time of submission of manuscripts for publication.