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How to contribute data to CRCNS.org.

The CRCNS.org repository is getting close to using the disk space allocated to the project at the location the data is currently stored (NERSC, https://nersc.gov).  To address the issue with limited storage, there is a chance that much of the data at CRCNS.org may be moved to robotic tape, which would result in a delay of a minute of so before files are initiated when requesting a new download.  Such a delay would not occur when hosting the data at another repository that stores the data on disk.  Until this issue is resolved, we suggest that potential data contributors to CRCNS.org consider uploading the data to another repository which can then be (if desired) linked to from CRCNS.org.  Some repositories that might be used to host data files are figshare.com, gin.g-node.org, datadryad.org and zenodo.org.  According to their website, figshare allows unlimited space for storing public data.   The gin.g-node.org repository (located in Germany) is a repository specializing in neuroscience data like CRCNS.org.   An example a webpage at CRCNS.org linking to a dataset at figshare is:  https://crcns.org/data-sets/motor-cortex/alm-5

 

If given the above information you would still like to apply to have data hosted at CRCNS.org, you can do so by following these steps:

 

  1. Read through the crcns_instructions_for_contributing_data (PDF) and the crcns_data_description_template (PDF)(MS Word Version) and look over the request to contribute data form to learn about requirements and process of preparing data for contribution to CRCNS.org.
  2. If you think the data satisfies the requirements and you are willing to complete the steps given in the instructions, submit the request to contribute data form (click on the link) to request to contribute data.
  3. After receiving notice that the data will be accepted at CRCNS.org, follow the instructions in the documents mentioned above to complete the contribution process.
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