This article shows you how to add a data package to your project. To proceed through this, you’ll need to have a package ready to add to your project. If you don’t have one, you’ll need to create one. 

What is a data package?

A data package contains references to all the files associated with a project, not just data tables and views. 

Who needs to add a data package to the project?

  • If you will be working with your own dataset or any open source data in a project, you will need to prepare your data for exchange and create a package referencing the tables/views/files you want to share.

  • If you have requested data from a data custodian, the data custodian will need to add their data package to your project. 

What if I'm not ready to create the package yet?

  • You can create an empty package as a place holder (containing no references to any tables/views/files). This will enable you to create a draft license and continue your discussions about permitted use with the data custodian. Note: only packages in approved status can be added to a project.

  • Prior to submitting a data license for approval, package owners must update the license and add a new version of the data package (containing correct references to tables/views/files).


Add a data package

To add a package to your project:

Click the Packages tab.

On the Packages screen, click Add a new data package.

Select a package from the drop-down list and then click Add.

This package has been added to the project and is listed on the Packages tab.

Note: Any packages added to your project by other organizations will also appear here. However, users will not be able to view the full contents of data packages added by other organizations, only the meta data.

Next step:

Creating a license
Best practise for creating your Data License

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