All data in Movebank are stored within studies.
To start a new study,
Navigate to the Studies page and log in to Movebank.
Select New Study.
The Study Details form will open, and you will be required to define a study name, a reference location and a contact and principal investigator (PI). If the PI is not registered on Movebank, the name and contact information can be added directly. Please also add a citation, acknowledgements, grants used and study summary. Provide enough detail for others to understand the study objectives and what people and organizations own the data.
Lastly, choose a Study Type: Research studies are publicly discoverable and intended for long-term storage, while Test studies are temporary and not publicly discoverable.
Click Save to create the study.
Now you can begin to upload data. Study Details can be modified anytime by selecting Edit Study Details from the Studies page.
Create a study