Submitting Data and Metadata

If you would like to submit data to the Data Catalogue, you will need to fill out metadata template form(s) in order for us to create a page for your data. You can send us your data files via email, or a more convenient method if email is not feasible.

Please review the Category Types in the table below to determine which metadata templates you will need for your data. You do not have to fill out each template you are provided, only those describing the content you wish to publish.

CanWIN Template Categories

Category Definition Online Template Download Fillable PDF Template
Dataset Can comprise a single data file or multiple data files in a variety of formats. Dataset Template Dataset Template
Project A program occurs over 1 or more years and may or may not be made up of multiple, smaller programs that inform the main "program" goal. Example: BaySys. Project Template  Project Template
Sub-project Smaller projects that form part of a larger program. Use project template. Use project template.
Platform A container or structure from which instrumentation is deployed. Example:  mooring or meteorological station. Campaign, Platform, Deployment and Instrument Templates Platform Template
Campaign     Campaign Template
Deployment The act of placing a platform or instrument in an area for a period of time longer than 1 day. Deployments of shorter than 1 day are not recorded via these templates due to logistical constraints. Campaign, Platform, Deployment and Instrument Templates Deployment Template
Instrument Any device used for making measurements, alone or in conjunction with one or more supplementary devices - as defined by the Joint Committee for Guides in Meteorology (JCGM). Campaign, Platform, Deployment and Instrument Templates Instrument Template
Publication Any type of document, including grey literature, unpublished reports, field notes, preprints, etc. Publication Template  Publication Template
Facility A site or organization from which multiple research activities are conducted. They may include companies, governmental or other organizations, or infrastructure such as a building, vessel or lab. Example, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), R/V William Kennedy, or Churchill Marine Observatory. Not publicly available, contact Data Team. Not publicly available, contact Data Team.


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