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DataUp Service Update: March 2013



Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • Strasser provided a demonstration of DataUp to attendees at the Beyond the PDF 2 Conference, held in Amsterdam.
  • Strasser submitted a paper on DataUp and the DMPTool to the Research Data Management
    Infrastructure Meeting
    in Washington DC. The PDF is available here.
  • Strasser presented a webinar to the USGS community on DataUp; slides are available here.
  • Strasser attended UC Merced Library’s Research Week Events and presented on DataUp; slides are available here.
  • We had an intern, Sarina Sinick, from the University of Illinois working at the CDL on DataUp as part of the GSLIS Alternative Spring Break ( She focused on improving the DataUp technical documentation.
  • We reorganized the DataUp BitBucket site to improve readability and usability.

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 (