Metadata and Tabular Data Files

Metadata and tabular data (e.g. culture data) generated by C-CoMP will ultimately be stored in at least two separate places:
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    Archived on a computer and/or storage server in lab of origin
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    C-CoMP Google Drive (temporary storage)
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    BCO-DMO Dataset entry as part of the C-CoMP Program
This storage scheme ensures that 1) there are multiple back-ups of the metadata and tabular data in different physical and cloud-based locations, 2) all C-CoMP members have access to facilitate direct and efficient collaboration, and 3) metadata and tabular data are publicly accessible on BCO-DMO and linked to domain repositories.
Instructions for submitting metadata and tabular data are shared below. Please submit metadata in the following order to avoid lags in data sharing.

C-CoMP Google Drive

We can temporarily store metadata and tabular data in the C-CoMP Google Drive to facilitate data sharing within the Center. This data will be archived once the metadata and tabular data has been deposited at BCO-DMO.


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    C-CoMP projects will be registered with BCO-DMO as part of the C-CoMP Program using the online submission tool. The Digital Coordinator can register projects on your behalf, but will ask you for additional information. At BCO-DMO, projects oversee a collection of one or more datasets.
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      If you need help, consult these instructions.
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    Once your project is registered, individual datasets can be submitted and filed underneath the project.
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      At BCO-DMO, datasets are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0. For more guidance, please read the BCO-DMO Terms of Use.
Figure caption: Hierarchy of the C-CoMP Program at BCO-DMO. Datasets are filed under individual projects that are encapsulated within the C-CoMP Program. Projects are registered before datasets are submitted.