Submit Your Data to a Public Repository
Making your data publicly available, as a part of a publication or not, is good scientific practice. In addition, you also get a Persistent Identifier (e.g. DOI) which you can use to cite your data and get credits when other do so.
Which repository is best suited to your data depends on the data itself. We offer several custom workflows depending on the (primary) data type. See the detailed descriptions below.
Standardization of the data and its description (a.k.a. meta-data) is of key importance, so that your data is easily discoverable and comparable to similar data sets.
How to proceed?
- Sign in (if you are not forwarded back to this page automatically, please use 'Data->Submit' form the navigation menu).
- Choose the type of data you want to submit and start the respective workflow.
- Describe and upload your data. Our curators will review it, import it and contact you in case they need further assistance from you.
- Once your data is published, you will receive a persistent identifier (PID), which can be used to cite your data.
Molecular sequence data (e.g. short sequence reads) are submitted to the European Nucleotide Archive. You will receive a persistent identifier (called accession number), which can be used to cite your data. We will also help you apply the MIxS standard to your meta-data.
Collection Object Data
Collection objects, occurrence, observation and taxon checklist data, with or without physical objects, are deposited and curated in one of the GFBio collection data centers. Once the data is published via GBIF, you will receive a persistent identifier (DOI), which can be used to cite your data.
Measurements of environmental parameters are deposited in the long-term archive and data publisher for environmental science PANGAEA. Once the curators have imported your data, you will receive a persistent identifier (DOI), which can be used to cite your data.
Whether you are submitting data for the first time or your got a particularly complex data set, sometimes it is not clear where the data should go to. Describe your data using our form and we will contact you to discuss you best options.