Zenodo (https://zenodo.org/) is a general-purpose free and open-access repository operated by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and funded by the European Union. It allows researchers in any subject area to deposit data sets, research software, reports, and any other research related digital artifacts. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is using Zenodo to share its products and to ensure:
open access to IPBES products
issuance of digital object identifiers (DOI) to enable citation of IPBES products.
availability of IPBES products in search functionality of CrossRef, DataCite, PubMed, RefBank, GNUB, Mendeley and Zotero.
Uploads (supporting material) must be material that have been prepared for Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), and may include dialogue reports, reports and proceedings of workshops commissioned or supported by IPBES, software or databases that facilitate the preparation or use of IPBES reports, policy-relevant tools and methodologies that facilitate the preparation or use of IPBES reports; Guidance materials that assist in the preparation of comprehensive and scientifically sound IPBES reports. Supporting materials are not accepted, approved or adopted by the IPBES Plenary.
Collection URL: links directly to your community collection. https://zenodo.org/communities/ipbes/
Upload URL: address will automatically ensure people who use it will have their record added to your community collection https://zenodo.org/deposit/new?c=ipbes
Harvesting URL: links to a OAI-PMH feed, which can be used by other digital repositories to harvest this community https://zenodo.org/oai2d?verb=ListRecords&set=user-ipbes&metadataPrefix=oai_dc
A persistent Digital Object identifier (DOI) is assigned for each upload to make it citable and trackable and findable. The assignment of the DOI is instantaneous when the expert is submitting the file. It is possible to reserve DOI.
Metadata of each record is sent to DataCite servers during DOI registration and indexed there.
Data and metadata will be retained for the lifetime of the repository. This is currently the lifetime of the host laboratory CERN, which currently has an experimental programme defined for the next 20 years.
Large file sizes of up to 50 GB
Versioning of data
Integration with GitHub
All data and metadata uploaded is traceable to a registered Zenodo user.
Metadata means ”data about data”. Metadata provide the context and information required to interpret and understand the data.
Structural metadata: e.g. the file and directory structure, record trail of steps taken during collection and analysis, information about data formats. The related sections in Zenodo are Files, Communities and Upload type
Descriptive metadata: the context and information about the data, e.g. the name of dataset, research discipline, persistent identifier, the time and place of collection and publishing of the dataset, authorship and ownership, content description (keywords, variables, etc.). The related sections in Zenodo are Basic information, Related/alternate identifiers, Contributors, References, Journal, Conference, Book/Report/Chapter, Thesis, and Subjects.
Administrative metadata: e.g. licenses, access rights and funding.
Zenodo supports various data and license types.
Submissions can be open or restricted as in the case of anonymized sensitive data. Refer to the section on Licenses.
Create a Zenodo account
Upload data to the Zenodo community through the Upload URL. Detailed instructions are available below
An administrator will review the upload request and add approve it if conditions are met
A minimum of 1 file is required. The maximum file(s) size per dataset is 50 GB. You can contact Zenodo if you have a larger dataset.
Search for IPBES secretariat
Some guidance is needed on what to select
Data management plan
Digital Object Identifier: To be assigned by Zenodo. It is possible to Reserve a DOI
requires First name, last name of author abd affiliation
ORCID ID should be provided whenever possible. All authors should be encouraged to create ORCID IDs
Asia and the Pacific Assessment
Biodiversity and climate change
Business and biodiversity assessment
Europe and Central Asia Assessment
Guide on the production of assessments
Indigenous and local knowledge
Invasive alien species assessment
Knowledge and data
Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment
Scenarios and Models Assessment
Sustainable use of wild species assessment
Transformative change assessment
Full assessment report
Summary for Policymakers
Restricted access: If you select this you will need to specify the conditions under which you grant users access to the files in your upload. User requesting access will be asked to justify how they fulfil the conditions. Based on the justification, you decide who to grant/deny access. You are not allowed to charge users for granting access to data hosted on Zenodo.
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Creative Commons Attribution 1.0 Generic
Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
Specify grants which have funded your research,
Specify identifiers of related publications and datasets. Supported identifiers include: DOI, Handle, ARK, PURL, ISSN, ISBN, PubMed ID, PubMed Central ID, ADS Bibliographic Code, arXiv, Life Science Identifiers (LSID), EAN-13, ISTC, URNs and URLs.
You have the following options to show the relationship of the upload to the related/alternate identifiers:
cites this upload
is cited by this upload
is supplemented by this upload
is a supplement to this upload
is referenced by this upload
references this upload
is previous version of this upload
is new version of this upload
continues this upload
has this upload as part
is part of this upload
reviews this upload
is reviewed by this upload
documents this upload
is documented by this upload
is compiled/created by this upload
compiled/created this upload
is the source this upload is derived from
has this upload as its source
is identical to this upload
is an alternate identifier to this upload
Last name, First name of author
ORCID ID. Should be provided whenever possible. All authors should be encouraged to create ORCID IDs
Role: Contact person, data collector, data curator, data manager, distributor, Editor, hosting institution, other, producer, project leader, project manager, project member, registration agency, registration authority, related person, research group, researcher, rights holder, sponsor, supervisor, work package leader
e.g. Cranmer, Kyle et al. (2014). Decouple software associated to arXiv:1401.0080
For parts of books and reports
Place (city, country)
Specify subjects from a taxonomy or controlled vocabulary. Each term must be uniquely identified (e.g. a URL). For free form text, use the keywords field in basic information section.
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