Document Metadata

Document Level Information

In this form, you can provide the metadata for any documents related to your project, data, or code. All information entered here will be searchable within LDbase and on the web, even if you decide not to share the actual documents. Not all fields are required, but it will help other users find your content if you fill out everything. You can upload journal articles, posters, presentations, assessment materials, experiment files, and many other materials related to your project.

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

*Upload Document or Link to an external source

If you are storing your document on LDbase, select upload and follow the steps. If your document is already stored online, select URL and provide the online location information. Choose from the following options: 

  1. I will upload the Document
  2. I have a URL that links to where my Document is already stored online elsewhere

*Document Name: Enter the name you want this document to be identified as. It is helpful to name include the type of material.

*Document Type: Indicate what type of material you are uploading. View all Document Types

*Document Description: Provide a brief description of what this document is. Include the type of material and some information about the content.

*Document Author(s): Enter the full names of the people who should get credit for these materials and be part of the citation. This may or may not include named personnel on funded grants, but likely includes those who put the materials together.

License: Choose the license type for your Document. There are many levels of Creative Commons (CC) licenses you can choose from. For full information about CC licenses, read about it in the Best Practices License Types page. If you opt to make your material public without a license, other users may use and reuse it without citing you and your team. If you have a license in mind that is not on the list, select the "Other" option and enter the type in the box.

Document DOI: A digital object identifier provides a persistent link to a specific research output and makes it a citable product. A different DOI can be assigned to each of your research outputs, such as a project, dataset, published manuscript, survey, or conference presentation. Other researchers will be able to easily find your specific output through its DOI. If you already have a DOI for your project, enter it here. If you don’t have a DOI yet, you will be provided the option to generate one when submitting this form.