MetaXA - Metadata eXtended Application (Version 1.034 v. 17-04-2019)

Purpose of this application
Use this application to create or update Metadata for the DKRZ Long-Term Archive.
For a detailed description see Data Submission Documentation.
Note that there will be Software maintenance from 8:00 to 10:00 CET on mondays, therefore the interface might be unavailable for user access over this period of time.
Login
Use your CERA account and password for login. In case of no account sign up for for a CERA account.
The Navigation Menue
Work through the navigation menue (on the left) from top to bottom. To archive data and to apply for a DOI the items "Institute - Person - Project - Experiment" are mandatory. Other items are optional.
Optional items should only be used after consultation with Data Management staff.
To archive data on HPSS DOKU (no DOI!) only fill in the form under menu item "DOKU (DKRZ projects only)".
Institute
If an institute entry is missing, create a new entry. Once created, the new Institute entries are immediately available in the selection lists of other forms.
Also check the correctness of all needed institute entries. Update the information using the Update button. Note that the institute entry will be available in your working area ("Home/Metadata and Documentation in work") until the content has been merged into CERA content by DKRZ staff.
Person
Create and Update Person entries. Once created, new Person entries are immediately available in the selection lists of other forms.
Project
Insert and Update project information. If available, add links to existing project pages on the Web.
Experiment
Use this page to submit CERA-Experiment information. Create a new Experiment or select an Experiment and edit the details.
The Button "Pre-Fill Experiment Form" can be used to pre-fill content from an existing CERA experiment into the form.
Dataset_Group
Use this page to submit DataSet_Group (DSG) information. Create a new Description or select an existing DSG description and edit the details.
The Button "Pre-Fill Dataset_Group Form" can be used to pre-fill content from an existing CERA DSG into the form.
Dataset
Use this page to submit DataSet (DS) information. Create a new description or select an existing DS description and edit the details.
DOKU (DKRZ projects only)
Use this page only for DKRZ projects with share in /hpss/doku.
  • Copy the files to /hpss/arch (if not already there)
  • Provide the list of files (format from "/hpss/arch/<project>/_PROJECT.<project>.file-list.GIGA"). Do not change the format of the list entries.
  • Fill in the Metadata Blocks (see below)
For detailed information see LTA-DOKU documentation
Additional Info
Create metadata for "additional information" documents by using these forms.
Citation/References
CERA database provides the ability to store references with relationship to the data, e.g. "publication uses entry data". Please provide any Reference that might be helpful to explain data usage or data provenance.
Notify Completion
Check Entries that are completed and ready for CERA Database ingestion. Note that it is not possible to un-check Entries.

Thank you for your cooperation!