Find an IPT
If you don't have an IPT at your institution, navigate the map of existing IPT installations and contact the person administering one near you. Many IPT installations will host datasets for other institutions.
Using the IPT
Creating a resource
Manage Resources create a new resource (= a checklist dataset in your case). Use your
my_dataset_shortname as shortname and choose
Type: Checklist. Don't upload any data yet.
Skip this step completely if you have created your checklist dataset on the IPT before and just want to update the data.
- Go to the overview page of your resource (it will look like this).
- Under Source data click
Choose file, upload
taxon.csvfrom your computer (see Darwin Core data) and click
Addto start the upload. If you have uploaded the file (of the same name) before, the IPT will warn you. Click
Yesto overwrite the previously uploaded file with the more recent file on your computer.
Savethe uploaded file.
Repeat the process for any of the extension file(s) you have on your computer.
- Under Darwin Core Mapping select
Darwin Core Taxon>
taxonfrom the dropdown menu.
- Since your data is already mapped to Darwin Core, the IPT will automap all columns for you. 👍
- Inspect and click
Repeat the process for any of the extensions you have uploaded, but make sure you select the correct extension (step 1) and file (step 2).
Note: if you overwrote existing source files on the IPT with more recent ones on your computer, be sure to verify your mapping again. E.g. a newly added column in your Darwin Core data will brake the mapping. Often it is easiest to click
Edit next to Darwin Core Taxon and then click
Delete to remove your whole mapping (including extensions) and start over. Since all of the mapping is automapping, redoing the mapping in the IPT shouldn't take long.
Under Metadata click
Edit to describe your dataset. See this section of the IPT manual for more information on metadata.
Note: with all the effort you put into documenting your mapping process, it is a good idea to refer to your repository (which contains your R Markdown file) in the
Sampling Methods section, ideally as step descriptions. These will end up in the
Methodology section of your dataset on GBIF. See for example the Methodology section of this checklist which followed the checklist recipe.
To publish your dataset:
- Under Visibility click
- Under Published versions click
Publish. You won't be able to do so as long as your required metadata is not complete.
- If this is the first time you published your dataset, register it with GBIF under Visibility
For more information on publishing data using the IPT, see this section of the IPT manual.
Congratulations on publishing your checklist data in an open and repeatable way (and making it this far in the wiki)! 🎉