Citation Guide


To cite the code of SampleDB, please use:

Here is an example BibTeX entry:

  author = {Florian Rhiem and others},
  title = {{SampleDB}},
  year = {2017--2021},
  url = "",
  note = {[Online; accessed YYYY-MM-DD]},
  doi = {10.5281/zenodo.4012175}

JOSS article

To cite the article about SampleDB published in the Journal of Open Source Software, please use:

  doi = {10.21105/joss.02107},
  url = {},
  year = {2021},
  publisher = {The Open Journal},
  volume = {6},
  number = {58},
  pages = {2107},
  author = {Florian Rhiem},
  title = {SampleDB: A sample and measurement metadata database},
  journal = {Journal of Open Source Software}


If you wish to reference a specific sample, measurement or simulation in an instance of SampleDB, you can use its URL, e.g. Bear in mind, however, that users need to be signed in even to view public objects.

An alternative to this would be to publish the information using Dataverse or uploading the information to a service such as zenodo.