Data Upload and Management
Within a Coscine resource, you can upload, describe with metadata, download, and delete research data.
Uploading files is done in four steps (see Figure 1):
- Click on the plus next to the resource name.
- Select files
- Specify metadata in the file context menu (fields with red asterisk (*) are mandatory)
- Click on "Upload" in the file context menu
Note (point 3): The metadata schema were selected when creating the resource. The metadata entered here can be changed later in the file context menu. The metadata schema cannot be changed within a resource (for more on this topic, see Metadata and Application Profiles).
Note (point 4): for large individual files (over 2-3 GB), the RDS-Web up- and download via browser may fail due to browser limitations, select the Coscine API for upload or another resource if necessary, e.g. RDS-S3.
You can select multiple files simultaneously in the File Explorer (middle panel) and work on a subset of the selected files in the file context menu (see Figure 2 and video below).
Note: for simultaneous editing, the "ALL FILES" area must now be selected in the file context menu.
Example (Figure 2): files cat.jpg and cat2.jpg are selected simultaneously in File Explorer (left). In the file context menu (right) only the first file (file index 1) is selected for editing.
Downloading files is done in two steps:
- Select one or more files in the file explorer
- Click on the "Download" button in the file context menu (Figure 3).
Deleting files is done in three steps (see figure 4):
- Select one or more files in the file explorer.
- In the file context menu click on the drop-down arrow next to the "Download" button
- Select "Delete" option