The process of data curation and publishing can be divided into five phases, beginning with planning and organization, followed by creation of data tables, metadata and packaging, and ending with the submission to a repository and citation. EDI provides resources, advice and help with all phases.
|1. ORGANIZE||2. CLEAN||3. DESCRIBE||4. UPLOAD||5. CITE|
|Organize data into logical units based on structure and theme.||Clean and format data and apply quality control (QC) checks.||Describe data in the Ecological Metadata Language (EML) standard.||Upload data and metadata to the EDI repository.||Cite data packages and link the data package to a web page.|
|More about organizing.||More about cleaning.||More about describing.||More about uploading.||More about citing.|