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INDIGO

Requirements for Metadata Only Records

  • INDIGO is not the place to submit confidential, private, or sensitive data.  It is not HIPAA compliant.   However, you may have stored data that individuals with the correct authorization and security, could have access to your secured data.   It is possible to create meta data only records in INDIGO, in order to make others aware of this data, and the processes and procedures they must adhere to in order to gain access to this data.
  • To submit a meta data only record, you will not submit the data set itself into INDIGO, but you will enter information about the data set.
  • Please review the information provided on the Depositing Data page, including How to Prepare your Data for Deposit.   While you will not upload the dataset, you will still be required to upload a READMe files and if appropriate a data dictionary.

To Create Your Metadada Only Record

  • To start your metadata only record, follow these steps on How to Deposit to INDIGO.
  • In the Description field, please provide information that describes the data set in enough detail so that another research can determine if they can re-use the data set.   In addition, provide details on how someone can request the data set and what are the requirements, restrictions, and procedures to gain access.
  • You will not include the data file, but you must upload a READMe file and if appropriate, a data dictionary.