How to enter a description of the data

The What tab provides fields to describe the data.

Use the Abstract field to provide a synopsis of what the data measures, how, why, where and when it was collected, organisations that were involved in collection or sponsorship and the project name.

See examples on the TERN Data Portal https://portal.tern.org.au

Instructions

Complete the following fields for the What tab:

Field label

Steps

Notes

Field label

Steps

Notes

Abstract

Describe the data set and provide a brief summary of What, Where, When, Why, Who and How.

Mandatory. This should give a brief overview, more detail should be input in the relevant fields.

Purpose

Provide a brief summary of the purpose for collecting the data including the potential use of the data.

Recommended: Indicate how other researchers could use this data or what topics of study this data supports.

Research theme keywords, GCMD Science Keywords

Start typing to display a list of science themes and click to select the appropriate keyword for the data.

Mandatory. If the wrong item was selected, click [-] to remove.

Click [Browse] to review the entire list.

Research theme keywords, ANZSRC Fields of Research

Start typing to display a list of research themes and click to select the appropriate keyword for the data.

Mandatory. If the wrong item was selected, click [-] to remove.

Click [Browse] to review the entire list.

Additional theme keywords

  1. Input any additional keywords not available in the Research themes.

  2. Click [+] to add the term.

If the wrong item was selected, click [-] to remove.

Taxon keywords

  1. Input any taxa represented in the data.

  2. Click [+] to add the term.

If the wrong item was selected, click [-] to remove.

Click [Save] to store the record.