Legacy Data Set Submission Instructions

To submit data and metadata to be included in this project's Data Archive at NCAR's Earth Observing Laboratory (NCAR/EOL), please send email to EOL Archive and include the information listed below. You will be contacted and provided instructions on how to submit your data and metadata to NCAR/EOL.

Please include the following information in your email:

  • Data Set Title
  • Principal Investigators and Contact Information
  • Data Set Size (Mb)
  • Name of project(s) this data set associated with.

When submitting your data and prior to your dataset being accepted into the NCAR/EOL archive, you must provide the following minimum required information for your dataset(s):

  1. Dataset Title - The dataset title that will publicly appear in the data archive. EOL may modify for project consistency.
  2. Dataset Author(s) - List dataset authors. Indicate lead and corresponding authors. Include contact information.
  3. Time of Interest - Include begin and end dates (i.e., YYYY/MM/DD hh:mm:ss to YYYY/MM/DD hh:mm:ss).
  4. Area of Interest - Include GeoLocation information (latitude/longitude box) (e.g., 40.00 to 45.50; -95.37 to -110.00).
  5. Data Frequency - Frequency of data collection (5 minute, hourly, continuous, etc.).
  6. Data Spatial Type - ISO metadata SpatialRepresentation (vector, grid, textTable, tin, stereoModel, video, etc.) which describes how the geographic nature of the data is represented.
  7. General Dataset Description - Short description of this dataset. 
  8. File Names - List names of files transferred.
  9. Data restrictions - Indicate if dataset needs to be restricted. Password protection is available for a dataset upon request. A dataset will NOT be password protected unless requested at the time of submission or as specified in this project's Data Policy. If password protection is requested, you will receive a project-specific "user ID" and "password." If you require additional security, please contact eol-archive@ucar.edu to request a unique "user ID" and "password" for your data.
  10. Digital Object Identifier (DOI) - Indicate if you would like for NCAR/EOL to generate a DOI for your dataset. If your dataset already has a DOI, please include that link in your email. 
  11. GCMD Keywords - Please select keywords at least down to the "variable_level_1" level to support search and discovery of your dataset. Select keywords from the list at http://gcmdservices.gsfc.nasa.gov/static/kms/sciencekeywords/sciencekeywords.csv?ed_wiki_keywords_page
  12. Publications (Optional) - Please include a list of links to publications using this dataset, including "in press" and "submitted" publications, conference proceedings, theses, and reports. Submitted publications will be added to this project's publications list.

Thank you for providing data to the Long-term Data Archive at NCAR/EOL. Feel free to contact us with any questions or issues.

The EOL Data Management Team

NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL)

Email: eol-archive@ucar.edu

Mailing address:

NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory

Attention: Legacy Field Project Data Management

P.O. Box 3000

Boulder, Colorado, USA 80307

Shipping Address:

NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory

Attention: Legacy Field Project Data Management

3090 Center Green Drive

Boulder, Colorado, USA 80301