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Below are answers to some frequently asked questions submitted to the GCE IM office by GCE investigators and students. Click on the question hyperlink to view the answer, or click on the "Show/Hide All Answers" link above to display all answers at once. This list will be updated frequently, with new Q&A included in the weekly GCE Newsletter email. Also see the GCE Information System Guide for a more in depth list of GCE Information Management topics.

Question: "My journal requires that my data be archived and cited with a DOI before publication - what do I do?"

Question: "Can I archive data in the GCE Data Catalog and get a DOI if the research was funded entirely by another grant?"

Question: "Can I get a list of all my data set citations and DOIs for an NSF report?"

Question: "We need to connect a computer to a piece of outdoor field equipment. What should we use?"

Question: "Can we include detailed protocols in our data set documentation without pasting all the text into the data submission template?"

Question: "Should I submit the scripts I used to process my data along with the data files?"

Question: "How do I get a private site login for my new student or staff member so they can fill out a research request form"

Question: "What happens after my research application is approved by GCE?"


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.