Making your data public

When first created, records are given a temporary accession number beginning with tmp: instead of urn:mavedb:.

These are only visible to contributors that have been added to the record. If you are collaborating with others to upload the data and metadata, you can add them to a record by clicking on the user management icon on the dashboard. If you want to access these datasets via API, you can create an API key on your user profile page.

When the record is ready to be made public, you can click on the padlock icon to “publish” the record. Note that when the data is published, several fields (including the target sequence, scores, and counts) will become un-editable. Most free-text metadata can still be revised after the dataset becomes public, and changes to these fields are tracked.

Deprecating score sets

If you need to fix an error after a dataset becomes public and is no longer editable, MaveDB supports the deprecation of score sets. When creating a new score set, the user can specify an existing score set to replace.

Once the new score set is public, the replaced score set will only be viewable by directly requesting it by URN; it will no longer show up on the experiment page or in dataset searches. This ensures that previous analyses are still reproducible, but that users will always be offered the most current and correct version of the data.