Please cite the database as „DATLife Database. Max-Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Germany). Available at www.datlife.org (data downloaded on [date]”.
If you choose another citation format, please be sure that it includes the full name of the database (DATLife database), the full names of the institutional sponsor (MaxPlanck Institute for Demographic Research), and the internet address www.datlife.org.
However, please note that a portion of the data available in this collection comes from other sources. In such situations, it is appropriate to cite first the original source of the data, but also to acknowledge the HMD as the intermediary.
You will find a list of data sources used for each species. It is the user's responsibility to determine whether the data being cited are original to DATLife or if they come from a non-DATLife source. It is also the user's responsibility to give proper credit to the organizations and individuals whose data are contained in this database.
Please do not pass your copy of these data to other users. Rather refer them to the DATLife website, where they may download the data for themselves. Since these data will be updated on a regular basis (including corrections as needed), this practice helps to prevent the existence of multiple outdated or incorrect versions. It also ensures that each user has full access to information about the data, citation procedures, etc.
All data contained in DATLife have been carefully checked to avoid errors. However, DATLife (including all project personnel and institutional sponsors) accepts no liability with regard to the material available in the collection. In particular, we accept no responsibility for any harm suffered by the user as a result of using these data, even if such harm results from errors on our part. As a registered user, we ask you kindly to inform us of any errors that you may identify, so that they can be corrected in a timely fashion (See CONTRIBUTE-Section)
It is our intention to update DATLife on a regular basis and to provide open access via the Internet. However, we do not accept responsibility for any harm or inconvenience resulting from a suspension of service, whether temporary or permanent. Also, it is the user’s responsibility to keep a copy of the downloaded data for reproducibility of results.