Data Publication Procedure
If you would like to publish research data on mediaTUM, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to prepare the publication, we need certain information. You are welcome to send us the completed publication request form. If you have any questions in advance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
With the provided information we will create a metadata record on mediaTUM. This metadata record is not publicly visible for the time being. Only you can view the entry after you have logged into mediaTUM with your TUM ID.
Simultaneously with the metadata record we also create a directory for the upload of your data and provide you the link to the directory. Access is possible within the Munich Scientific Network (use a VPN connection if necessary) with your TUM ID. For long-term data backup we work with checksums. Please upload a checksum file together with your files according to the following instructions:
Manual for checksum generation
(for the English version, please scroll down in the document)
When you finished the upload, we review the checksum, take away write permissions to the data directory and provide you the complete data set for a final assessment. As soon as you issue release approval, the data set will be published.
Here are some examples how data publications on mediaTUM can look like:
If you wish, we can set up an anonymous login that allows reviewers to access the data set before publication.
DOI and Concept DOI
For most data publications we recommend to register a DOI (digital object identifier). DOIs are permanent identifiers with which data sets and other publications can be cited quickly and unambiguously. In order to ensure this citability, subsequent changes to the data set in question are not permitted. Please check your dataset carefully before you give us permission to register a DOI.
For some data sets it is foreseeable that changes will occur after publication. You may need to expand the data set or update the data regularly. For such cases we offer Concept DOIs. Each individual version of the dataset receives a DOI, while all versions together receive a common Concept DOI. The Concept DOI always resolves to the current version. If you cite the data set, you can now refer to a specific version or always to the latest one.
If you would like to have a Concept DOI for your dataset, please let us know as early as possible, in any case before registering the DOI for the first version.