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This is some additional guidance on completing in the metadata form for your spreadsheet data. Detailed information on the specific requirements for each metadata field are available from the ‘i’ icons within the metadata form. Fields marked with an * are mandatory fields and must be entered otherwise the form cannot be submitted. Other fields are optional and should be completed where appropriate.

We ask that the information provided here is as accurate as possible as this information will form part of the metadata record for your file.

When depositing a spreadsheet we ask that all files are accompanied by a spreadsheet metadata template which documents the sheets and fields.

The spreadsheet metadata template can be downloaded from the ‘spreadsheet structure’ section of the form. It can be uploaded in .xlsx, .ods, .xls, .csv, .txt, or .pdf format.