The chart below details the responsible party for assigning registering a PID to for, and inserting the PID in, a metadata record.
If your data and metadata are submitted to….
…the repository/data system will generate your metadata identifier and insert it in your final metadata record
…YOU will need to generate your metadata PID and insert it appropriately in your metadata record prior to sending it to your repository/data system
ScienceBase (through the SB Data Release process)
Alaska Science Center Repository
Coastal & Marine Geoscience Data System
Water NSDI Node
X - for data released in Earth Explorer*
X - for all other EROS data releases*
|National Geospatial Program / The National Map||X|
Approved non-USGS repository (metadata must be submitted by you to the Individual Metadata Upload (IMU) Tool)