About the CyVerse Data Commons Repository
The Data Commons Repository (DCR) is the ideal platform for ease of data reuse. It can store very large datasets, which are difficult to transfer, upload, and download across different computers and platforms. From the DCR, data is accessible to CyVerse's suite of large-scale computational analysis resources, so that users can seamlessly analyze, manage, and publish new results. Within the DCR, your data will be very secure and will have a permanent identifier (a DOI or ARK) for proper citation.
If you are interested in obtaining a permanent identifier for one or more datasets, please read the Identifier FAQs and then answer the questions on the page, Is the CyVerse Data Commons Repository right for my data?
Requesting a DOI
Step 1: Review the pages, Is the CyVerse Data Commons Repository right for my data? and Permanent Identifier FAQs.
Step 2: Organize the dataset in the CyVerse Data Store.
- Use one folder per DOI.
- The folder must be named according to the DCR Folder-Naming Guidelines.
- Attach the DataCite metadata template to the folder and complete all required fields (see Creating and Managing Metadata Templates).
- Additional metadata can be added under "User metadata".
- The DCR Data Organization Guidelines provide general information on data organization.
- If you have a complex dataset that requires multiple nested DOIs, please contact the CyVerse DOI team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 3: Submit the request for a DOI.
- If necessary, log in to the DE, open the Data window, and find the folder for which you are requesting a DOI.
In the Data list, click the checkbox next to the folder.
Select Edit > Metadata > Request DOI.
After verifying you have read the DOI manual, click I need DOI.
You will receive a verification email that your request has been received and a notification will be listed in the Notifications list.
Step 4: Wait for CyVerse validation checks.
At this point, your dataset and metadata will undergo CyVerse validation checks and a CyVerse DCR curator will be notified of your request.
Validation checks are based solely on the required DOI metadata and folder-naming conventions. We will not validate the quality of your data, but we will evaluate its potential utility to the CyVerse and larger scientific community.
If validations are passed, the curator will check metadata and overall configuration of your dataset.
- If the curator determines that minor changes are needed, they may make those changes themselves.
- If the curator determines that substantive changes are needed, they will contact you with required changes.
- If the curator determines that your dataset is not appropriate for the DCR, you will be notified.
Once the curator determines that the dataset is adequately organized and the DataCite metadata are accurate, they will provide a DOI, and you will be notified of the DOI and the location of its corresponding landing page.
To check the status of your request, click (Notifications) at the top right of the DE screen. For more information on using notifications in the DE, see Viewing and Deleting Notifications.
Requesting an ARK
(Coming Soon — will be similar to a DOI.)