How to Submit Data

The "How to Submit Data" section of our website introduces new data managers to the tools and documentation needed to submit data to the MPSL-MLML Data Center and ultimately into the California Environmental Data Exchange Network (CEDEN).  Getting your data into CEDEN is a two phase process. The first phase involves working with the MPSL-MLML Data Center to make sure your data are in the proper format and have the required naming conventions to export your data to CEDEN.  The second phase involves giving the MPSL-MLML Data Center permission to export your data to CEDEN.  

The MPSL-MLML Data Center maintains a large public database which is a subset of the data in CEDEN.  This database contains all data submitted to the MPSL-MLML Data Center by various data providers.  Tools are available for data analysis and review prior to the export to CEDEN.  Data may remain private (if requested) on the MPSL-MLML database until the review process has been completed and data are ready for public access.  

The following steps are used as guidance for submitting data to the MPSL-MLML Data Center and ultimately to CEDEN: