Data submission tool

Publish your data with TERN and raise your research profile.

Submitting your data to ensure provenance and promote re-use and citation just became a whole lot easier with our new, streamlined data submission tool.

Our data submission tool, SHaRED, allows you as an ecosystem scientists to easily upload datasets into TERN’s common and secure data repository where they can be retrieved by others to create new science, new knowledge and educational tools.

The latest version of SHaRED has new features aimed at making data publishing as easy as possible:

User Friendly

User friendly and intuitive
metadata form

Simple Sign on

Sign on with Google ID
or TERN Single Sign On

Upload 100Mb files

Upload files
up to 100 MB

Link Data

Link data from web services

The new SHaRED allows users to:

  • Use controlled vocabularies to add GCMD Science Keywords, ANZSRC FoR classifications, sampling frequency, platforms, instrumentsused, observed properties, units of measure and methods;
  • Add multiple bounding boxes to describe where data were collected;
  • Add vertical coverage to capture depth and altitude information;
  • Capture data lineage information;
  • Add an ORCID ID; and
  • Add additional publications and resources associated to the data.

Discovery and retrieval of ecological data via TERN is equally as intuitive as data submission. Users can search for site data and their related metadata, and data extraction is simple and in a format suitable for uploading into research software such as statistical packages.

Your data is protected under Australian law

When uploading your data, TERN SHaRED Data provides you with an online questionnaire to help you write structured metadata (in a similar way to other systems such as DRYAD and DataONE). Once your data is submitted you will receive a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), be assigned an Open Access Licence (Creative Commons Australia), a citation to help with acknowledgement of re-use, and receive a certificate of Proof of Submission as a PDF. Metadata are compliant to ISO 19115-3 and users can view and download the ISO compliant metadata file.

Receiving an Australian Creative Commons licence means that your data are protected under Australian law, which is important as Australian datasets deposited with international repositories are not protected under US Creative Commons or the EU Data Licence.