Welcome to the International Year of the Salmon Data Mobilization (IYS) Portal. This site is intended to primarily be an internal portal for IYS participants to centralize access to documentation, tutorials, data summaries, and data products.

Data Mobilization: The process of making data available for appropriate re-use.

What is required by IYS scientists collecting data?

  1. Register the dataset you have collected or will generate by filling out this metadata intake form.

  2. Submit standard data packages to the IYS ( and cc ) for internal sharing and publishing according to the Data Submission Guidelines.

  3. Create a free GitHub account and share your username with IYS Data Scientists by emailing us what your username is at so that we can add you to the IYS organizational data hosting service and you can access and share internal data before it goes public (according to the IYS policy).

  4. Cite datasets used in publications according to the recommended citation for each specific dataset in the IYS Data Catalogue

The IYS Data Science team will provide the following services:

  1. Review your metadata record in the IYS Data Catalogue which includes minting a Digital Object Identifier that will make your dataset discoverable and citable.

  2. Host early versions of data and manage internal access by IYS Participants on the IYS GitHub repository.

  3. Publish your data in a open-access, globally-integrated, domain-specific data repository. For example, biological species occurrences and associated measurements will be published to the Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS). Physical and chemical oceanographic data will be published to ERDDAP.

Note: If your organization has a well established workflow or repository for mobilizing data to, let the IYS Data Science team know () and we will be happy to integrate your institutional data publishing strategy as long as the data are open-access and follow an international data standardization scheme.

For more detailed background on data mobilization approach see or Data Mobilization Strategy and our Data Mobilization and Communication Plan or the IYS Data Policy