Contribute with data

Welcome to submit your data to the Bolin Centre Database!

It is easy, just fill in the Data Entry Form and we will get in contact with you.

Use the Data Entry Form to provide your metadata. Metadata are the description of the actual data. This is your "data about the data". Metadata is important to help others to find, understand and use your data - both today and by future generations.

You can store your actual data files either in the Bolin Centre Database or somewhere else, but use the Data Entry Form to provide your metadata in both cases. If you prefer to store your data files in the Bolin Centre Database, we will contact you after you have filled in the Data Entry Form and provide information on how you shall upload them. If you prefer to store your data files somewhere else, your metadata should include an internet address leading to the data.

Fill in the Basic information, Contact information and Mandatory metadata. In the Optional metadata section, you can leave fields blank if you wish. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have ideas, questions or need assistance with filling in the Data Entry Form. We will be happy to hear from you. We love data!

Data Entry Form

Basic information

The title of the dataset described by the metadata.
This should be a brief general description of the dataset that allows others to understand what your data are about and to determine if the dataset is useful for their needs.
Provide references to scientific papers that describes the data. Include a DOI number if this is available. Separate multiple references by a new line.
Name of the person who has been responsible for the research project, expedition, etc., that generated the dataset.
Enter some informative keywords, of your own free choice, separated by semicolons.
Choose the category in the list that is most relevant.
Choose the sub-category in the list that is most relevant.
Internet address for the dataset if it is stored outside the Bolin Centre Database.
Optional web site address for the dataset

Contact information

The first name (given name) of the contact person for the dataset.
The last name (surname) of the contact person for the dataset. If you want to put the name of an organization as responsible instead of a named person, you shall write the organization's name here.
Email address to the contact person.
Phone number to the contact person.
This is, for example, the name and address of the department and university to which the contact person is affiliated.
This is, for example, "SE-106 91".
This is, for example, "Stockholm".
This is, for example, "Sweden".

Mandatory metadata

Choose the most relevant line with keywords in the list, which derives from the Global Change Master Directory. More information at http://gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/learn/keywords.html
Choose the most relevant location in the list, which derives from the Global Change Master Directory. More information at http://gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/learn/keywords.html
Choose the relevant status for the dataset.
Describes the language used in preparation, storage and description of the data. Usually it is English.

Optional metadata

Name and other short information about the research project within which the dataset was developed.
A more extensive description and information about the dataset and data file.
Any additional useful comments.
Name of the place (organization, database, etc.) where the data is stored, if this is outside the Bolin Centre Database.
Start date as YYYY-MM-DD
Stop date as YYYY-MM-DD
The version of the dataset (e.g. 1.2).
Default is None but you have the possibility to describe any limitations in the usage of your data.
Default is Free but you have the possibility to describe any access constraints for your data.