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 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).
- you have created a project
- you have added people to your project
- a data package has been created in Senate
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 contents of data packages added by other organizations.