Instructions for completion of Excel Metadata form

Research investigators, assistants and students who collect the data are responsible for data analysis, quality control, and documentation.  All documentation and datasets that are submitted must conform to the required Arctic LTER formats.  The metadata and data can be submitted using Arctic LTER’s  Excel based metadata form.  Comments are used extensively throughout the sheet to aid in filling out the data. Data validation lists are used to created drop down lists for units and number types.  

 Once completed files are to submitted to the either the terrestrial, streams, lakes, and landscape interactions research assistant.  For any additional questions email arc_im@mbl.edu