CyVerse Curated Data datasets are searchable and discoverable based on their metadata. While the dataset itself can have any name chosen by the creator (within reason), the folder that contains the dataset must follow the naming practices described on this page.
Folder names must be unique. In the case of a conflict with an existing dataset, your subject can be modified slightly.
If these guidelines seem arbitrary, it is because they are. They are designed to reduce the chance that two folders will have the same name, while maintaining some semblance of human readability. Please follow them.
The Creator is the lead author, the senior author, or the organization with the primary responsibility for the dataset.
Start the field (the creator's name) with a capital letter.
If two co-creators, okay to use both names, separated by an underscore or using camel case.
If three or more co-creators, select only one name or use a consortium name. Other contributors should be acknowledged in the contributor field in the metadata, which will display on the dataset landing page.
Very briefly describes what the dataset is about.
If the subject is more than one word, use either camel case (example: camelCase) or underscores (example: underscore_between_words) to separate the words.
If another folder has the exact same name, you may modify the subject slightly to maintain uniqueness.
Either just the year, or the month and year, in which the dataset was created.
Month and year should be used only if there is likely to be more than one dataset with the same creator and subject within the same year.
Month must be a three-letter abbreviation: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Nov, Dec
The following will pass the folder name validation check:
The following will fail the folder name validation check:
WallsYamVariation_2016 (Missing underscore between the creator and the subject)
Esteva_yam_variation_June2016 (Month should be three letters: Jun)
YamConsortium_Nov2017 (No creatorsubject)
Walls_yam_variation_2016#1 (Contains a special character)
Walls YamVariation 2020 (Contains spaces)
Although the following will pass validation, they are not recommended because the subject is too vague or too detailed: