Five phases of data publishing

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 advice and help with all phases.

See here for an overview of the 5 steps of data publishing and EDI’s support. For more in-depth information follow the links in the table below.

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.