This article is for anyone involved in preparing data for exchange on Senate, usually analysts. For data to be accessed by others, it must be uploaded to Senate and packaged for exchange in a project or commercialization via the Catalog.

In this article you will learn how to:

  • Prepare data for exchange 
  • Add the data package to a project or listing in the Catalog.

Prepare data for exchange

Data uploaded to Senate must not contain any personally identifiable information (PII). All datasets must be de-identified. 

For Senate Matching projects only:  follow the steps here

For ALL other projects:

  1. Upload your file to Senate 
  2. Create a database
  3. Create a table for your database
  4. Load data to a table
  5. Create a view of your table (this step is optional; complete this step if you only want to share a view of the table, for e.g. you can apply filters, aggregations, joins, etc)
  6. Package your data for exchange. This involves referencing any the files, tables and/or views you want to share, not just data files. Access to data will not be provided until a data license is approved in a project.

Add the data package to your project

Add the package to a project so you can negotiate terms of data-use and apply a legal framework for a specific data exchange. You must be part of an existing project to complete this step; alternatively, anyone in your organization can select your package and add it to their project to negotiate a data exchange. A data licensing approval workflow will apply to all data exchanges.

Commercialize datasets

Create a Data Listing if would like to list your data package for exchange in the Data Republic Catalog (marketplace) or your organization's Closed Catalog to increase discoverability of your dataset (across your organization). 

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