Over the last year the Dash team has spent time surveying the community on incentives for and ways to drive adoption of data publishing practices. Lots of barriers have been around the ease of submitting data and that data publishing is outside of the status quo research workflows. To try and aid with this, the Dash team has implemented our first Submission REST API. Our hope is that this is the first step towards opening up integration opportunities with electronic lab notebooks and publishers, and allow for research data to be submitted in analytical environments. The first release of our API allows for a user to publish a new dataset or version an existing dataset with metadata and receive a citable DOI. By implementing versioning features, users are now able to update data dynamically.
To get started, check out our technical “How-To” guide. If you have any questions, feedback or would like to discuss integrations, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.