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DataUp Service Update: January – February 2013


Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • Strasser, Kunze, and Cruse presented DataUp as a poster at the 2013 International Data Curation Conference, held in Amsterdam in January, receiving 2nd place in the poster competition.
  • Strasser presented the DataUp poster at the 2013 iConference in Fort Worth, Texas in February.
  • We have been working towards securing future funding for DataUp development via both governmental and non-governmental grants, as well as partnerships with academic and non-academic organizations interested in the tool.
  • We are planning a meeting to discuss the future of DataUp in Santa Barbara in April.
  • We released the User’s guide for the DataUp web-based application, which is now available on the (a free source code hosting service).

DataUp Service Description
The DataUp add-in and web application help researchers organize, manage, archive, and share their tabular data. The major functionality of both tools is to guide researchers through the following:

  • Carry out a best practices check to determine if there are issues present that might make use or interpretation of the data difficult
  • Create metadata in standardized EML (Ecological Metadata Language) format
  • Describe the attributes (i.e. columns) of the dataset in standard EML format
  • Obtain a unique identifier for the dataset
  • Generate a data citation
  • Post the data and associated metadata to a data repository

DataUp Service Manager

Carly Strasser or

DataUp Training Materials, Guides, FAQs and Webinars

The most current DataUp information is on the website ( This includes frequently asked questions and instructions on accessing and using DataUp. Other relevant sites include the code site ( and the web application site (