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

Choose a title that is likely to be understood by colleagues, students and if possible even the general public and not only those who are experts on the subject (max 128 characters). The title should contain the following information whenever relevant:
  1. What has been recorded?
  2. Where were the data collected?
  3. When were the data collected or what time period in the past does the data represent?
 

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This should be a brief general description of the dataset that allows others to easily understand what your data is about and to determine if the dataset is useful for their needs. Please, write three paragraphs of maximum two sentences each.
  1. What (general information — what has been recorded and what form does the data take?)
  2. Why (scientific value — why were the data collected or generated? what can it be used for?)
  3. Where, when, how (practical information – where, when and how were the data collected or generated? which time period and/or region does the data represent? is the data spatially gridded or scattered? which method was used?)
The text should be concise but should contain sufficient detail to allow the reader to ascertain rapidly the scope and limitations of the resource, even if the person is not an expert in the field (e.g. students and even the general public).
 

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Provide references to scientific papers that describes the data. Include a DOI number if this is available. Separate multiple references by a new line.
 

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Name of the person who has developed the dataset and that should be named when the data is cited. More than one person can be given, separated by commas (, ).
 

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Enter some informative keywords, of your own free choice, separated by semicolons.
 

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Choose the category in the list that is most relevant.
 

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Choose the sub-category in the list that is most relevant or choose "other" to write in a new un-exsiting sub-category.
 

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Internet address for the dataset if it is stored outside the Bolin Centre Database.
 

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Optional web site address for the dataset
 

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Contact information

The first name (given name) of the contact person for the dataset.
 

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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.
 

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Email address to the contact person.
 

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Phone number to the contact person.
 

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This is, for example, the name and address of the department and university to which the contact person is affiliated.
 

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This is, for example, "SE-106 91".
 

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This is, for example, "Stockholm".
 

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This is, for example, "Sweden".
 

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Mandatory metadata

Provide a short technical description and information about the dataset and data files. This can include brief information about file types, file sizes, number of files, file content, file structure, etc.
 

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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
 

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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
 

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Choose the relevant status for the dataset.
 

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Describes the language used in preparation, storage and description of the data. Usually it is English.
 

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Optional metadata

Name and other short information about the research project within which the dataset was developed. Provide information about project funder and grant number whenever relevant.
 

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Any additional useful comments. This can e.g. be names, affiliations and roles of persons involved in creating the dataset, or any additional information of relevance to understand the dataset, spatial coverage, why it was created, what it can be used for, instruments or methods used, data quality assessment, etc.
 

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Name of the place (organization, database, etc.) where the data is stored, if this is outside the Bolin Centre Database.
 

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If the dataset covers a well-defined time period: Enter Begin Date as YYYY-MM-DD.
 

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If the dataset covers a well-defined time period: Enter End Date as YYYY-MM-DD.
 

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The version of the dataset (e.g. 1.0).
 

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Default is None but you have the possibility to describe any limitations in the usage of your data.
 

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Default is Free but you have the possibility to describe any access constraints for your data.
 

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