This page is for the legacy version of the submission protocols. For the current version, click here. For a supplemental walkthrough, click here.
It is highly recommended you follow the most current format outlined in the above links, as it allows for more information to be included and is the best supported.

The title for the dataset would go here. Most people have this be the title of the article the data belongs to, but it can be anything. We can do subscript and superscript formats and can include many special characters. Please include a "title.txt" document with the title pre-formatted in html format for automated creation of the webpage. We will add "Dataset: " to the start of the title.

Click me! I'm where the hyperlink for the doi would be. Please include a file "doi.txt" with the doi for the dataset without the leading "" (e.g. 10.34863/6d5f-aj24 instead of This is optional, but a good idea to include.
The list of authors would go here. This list will be pulled from the "authors.txt" file you will also submit. Please format it as a single line of text with no newline characters. The direct text will be pulled and reused for this section, so if you want to include affiliations please make sure it is in HTML format.

The dataset description would go here. Please do not reuse the abstract from the paper because this description should be for the specific dataset itself. It will be pulled from "description.txt" and can be formatted using HTML formatting, which is broadly used, so any questions are likely answered by a quick internet search.

We allow you to pick what the headers and item names in the table will be by following a set format:
1. The 3 column span names will be the names of each folder you submit. In this example the folders are named "Folder 1" and "Folder 2" but you can use this to separate files by figure, data type, etc.
2. Any subfolders present will be zipped and labeled as a zipped folder. You can pre-zip the subfolders if you want.
3. Include a file in EACH folder named "names.txt" which needs to follow a set format outlined later. Examples are also included below.

Format of the names file "names.txt":
1. Each item should be on its own line with the following format as a comma separated list: item description, item-name.extension
2. Please include subfolders in the "names.txt" file, as they will be zipped and treated as files (you shouldn't include the .zip part in the file unless you upload them zipped). If you want to pre-zip subfolders, that will make the data transfers and webpage creation go faster, but remember to remove the ".zip" from them in the names file.
3. The item names should be in html format which supports superscript, subscript, and special characters. If you aren't sure how to do this, <--sup--> (without the dashes) goes before the superscript text with <--/sup--> (also without the dashes) going after the superscript text, subscripts are the same, but replace "sup" with "sub". Special characters can be looked up online by typing "html [character name]". You only need to do this formatting if you want a name to be formatted a specific way in the table.
4. Do not include a comma or a period in the first column.

Failure to follow this format for your data may result in a delay in the data being available, incorrect labeling and assignment of data, or may require it to be manually entered in.

An example table is shown below. "names.txt" is included in the table so you can download it and see how it should be formatted. You will note that "names.txt" is different in each folder since they link to different files in different folders.
Here is the folder structure of how the data is stored so you can understand what you need to submit:
Folder for your doi (made by us, so don't worry)
--Folder 1
----A subfolder
------Thing in subfolder.txt
----A file.txt
--Folder 2
----Another file.txt
--doi.txt (optional)

Note: Folders 1 and 2, as well as the abstract.txt, authors.txt, and title.txt documents should all be what you give to us. Within EACH folder should be a names.txt file formatted in the same way as the ones in the table below.
Folder 1
Important folder with many fileszipped folderA
Name I want for the file with subscript superscript or special characterstxtA file.txt
For completeness I include this file but you should not list it heretxtnames.txt
Folder 2
Some clever nametxtAnother file.txt
For completeness I include this file but you should not list it heretxtnames.txt