Submit Data

There are two steps to submit a dataset to the MassIVE repository:

  1. Upload your data files to the MassIVE web server.
  2. Run the MassIVE dataset submission workflow on those files.

1 - Upload Data to MassIVE

Register MassIVE Account

MassIVE dataset submission is only available to registered users – anonymous submissions are not supported. See here for detailed instructions on how to register an account.

Upload Data to Your Account

Start by uploading your data files to your private MassIVE account. Doing this will not create an official dataset in the MassIVE repository. Your files will remain private in your account’s FTP directory until you are ready to submit them to the MassIVE repository in step 2.

FTP File Upload

Once you have a MassIVE web site account, you can upload files to your account easily using FTP. See here for detailed instructions on how to do this.

Dataset File Organization

See here for a detailed explanation of the various file categories within a MassIVE dataset submission.

A recommended procedure for simplifying the MassIVE submission process is to use FTP to upload and organize your files into separate folders, each named for one of the dataset’s main file categories. This way, when you are ready to make your submission, all you need to do is select each folder and assign it to its proper category, without having to fumble through a large number of individual file assignments.

2 - Submit Data to MassIVE

Run Submission Workflow

Once your files are fully uploaded to your user account directory at MassIVE, you must then run the dataset submission workflow on those files in order to create an official dataset in the MassIVE repository. See here for detailed instructions on how to set up and run this workflow.

After Submission

Once a dataset is successfully submitted, it will become a private dataset in the MassIVE repository. Authorized users (those who have been given the dataset’s status page URL and password) will be able to view the dataset in the MassIVE web interface, but it will not show up in any public dataset searches. At that point, a few more options become available to further manage the dataset:

Reviewer Access

See here for detailed instructions on how to share your private dataset with journal reviewers and other trusted colleagues.

Make Public

See here for detailed instructions on how to make a private dataset public.

Add/Update Metadata

See here for detailed instructions on how to add or update the metadata associated with an existing dataset.

Add Publication

See here for detailed instructions on how to update the set of publications associated with an existing dataset.