Updating a Dataset or Project at BCO-DMO

Updating a Dataset

If you are submitting an update of an existing dataset served at BCO-DMO please email info@bco-dmo.org with the following information:

  • Provide the Dataset Landing Page link for the dataset you would like to update. e.g. "Pore water Geochemistry" https://www.bco-dmo.org/dataset/813166
  • Send us the data files for the new data version. We prefer it if you submit the entire dataset that should become the new data version, not just what should be changed or added to a past version.
  • Fill out a copy of the DATASET.rtf metadata form for your dataset update. Only fill in metadata sections that need to be updated for the new version of the dataset. If there are no changes to the metadata at all, you don't have to fill out a metadata form.
  • Provide a brief description of what was updated in the new version. We put this in the processing description section of the public dataset landing page so people understand what changed between versions.
  • Should people still use the previous dataset version? We will always provide access to past archived and DOI'ed versions of a dataset, but if they contain errors, we can display a message that it shouldn't be used and direct people to the new version.

For general information about submitting datasets and metadata to BCO-DMO see our "How-to Page" https://www.bco-dmo.org/how-get-started

Updating a Project

If you are submitting an update to an existing project registered at BCO-DMO please email info@bco-dmo.org with the following information:

  • Provide the Project Landing Page link for the project you would like to update. e.g. https://www.bco-dmo.org/project/806864
  • You can email us the text you would like changed or added to your page. Or if you prefer, fill out a copy of the PROJECT.rtf metadata form with the sections you want to update.
  • Send us any files that should be added to your project page like your Data Management Plan.