The core of CanWIN's Data Catalogue are datasets. Datasets can be associated with projects, platforms, campaigns, instruments and publications. Data can come as a single file, such as a CSV file, or as a combination of files (i.e. zipped folder), as shown in the following image. These file(s) that make up a dataset are called data resources.
Data can come in a variety of formats, but are typically in the form of a spreadsheet (.csv or .xlsx), script, image, document. These formats are categorized on a page to organize your data products, as shown in the image below. A description of each resource category is given in the table below.
|Data and Resource Category||Description|
|Raw data||Data that has not been manipulated or processed.|
|Scripts||Any code associated with the data processing or modeling.|
|Documents||Any documentation related to the data or publications generating from the data.|
|Supplemental||Any information about the data, related internal documentation that is useful for data users.|
|Web Services||Any digital web content that is openly available on the internet that is associated with the data.|
Research datasets have a value of their own, regardless of whether they are associated with published peer-reviewed literature. This means the datasets can have their own authors, permanent identifiers (PID), and a description. Even if your data is not ready to share, you can share the metadata with others so they know about your work.