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How to contribute data to

The repository is getting close to using the disk space allocated to the project at the location the data is currently stored (NERSC,  To address the issue with limited storage, there is a chance that much of the data at 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 consider uploading the data to another repository which can then be (if desired) linked to from  Some repositories that might be used to host data files are,, and  According to their website, figshare allows unlimited space for storing public data.   The repository (located in Germany) is a repository specializing in neuroscience data like   An example a webpage at linking to a dataset at figshare is:


If given the above information you would still like to apply to have data hosted at, 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
  2. If you think the data satisfies the requirements and you are willing to complete the steps given in the instructions, send an email to [email protected], indicating that you wish to contribute data and describe the type of data and it's size.  If the contribution might be accepted, you will be given a link to submit the request to contribute data form (currently this is private because robots were submitting the form) to request to contribute data.
  3. After receiving notice that the data will be accepted at, follow the instructions in the documents mentioned above to complete the contribution process.
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