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  • Workflow - (Meta)data reporting

    The wiki page on (meta)data reporting shall provide a step-by-step procedure of what is needed, how this is done and what is it used for.

    How to provide (meta)data ?

    If your data is already published in any public repository and possibly even has a DOI please follow the workflow below that is called “data is already published”. If your data is not stored in a public repository and has no DOI please follow the instructions given in the worklfow called “data is NOT published”.

    Your data is already published and has a DOI follow this workflow

    1. Step: Metadata File
      Create a metadata file of your data sets following a metadata file template [link]

    2. Step: Submit Metadata file
      Send the metadata file to office@elter-ri.eu. The subject should be: [TARA.ID ID]_[DEIMS.ID]_[Name of the file]. The 'TARA.ID' can be found in the first column of the TA project overview. The “DEIMS.ID” can be retrieved from deims.org. The name of the file may indicate the included variables. An example subject would be:

    3. Step: Cross-check
      Your metadata will then be added to eLTERs Digital Asset Register.

    1. Step: Data compilation
      Compile the required data for the selected data call

    2. Step: Prepare datasets
      Please format your data according to the pre-defined data formats. We provide you with a template for your convenience.

    3. Step: Upload data on B2Share
      Please upload the created dataset to the B2Share repository. This document walks you through the process and provides information (like the naming convention) that we ask you to adhere to, to allow for a smooth processing.

    4. Step: Cross-check
      Metadata of your data (added during step 3) will then be listed in eLTERs Digital Asset Register.


    B2SHARE is developed and by the EUDAT2020 project in order to provide a common data infrastructure for European research data. eLTER PLUS is using the services provided by the EUDAT2020 project in order to share and publish data files. When uploading data files to B2SHARE a PID (Persistent Identifier) and DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is created to allow an unambiguous identification of the file including a resolution service for the PID. B2SHARE supports an open data policy, allowing implementing a retention period. The data is deposited in Finland at the Finnish IT Center for Science. More precisely it is stored on servers in Kajaani, a newly-built and environmentally-friendly data centre using the most advanced and modern data centre technology. EUDAT retains the right of archiving, i.e. creating replicas at trusted centres to take care of long-term persistence.