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Creating a study

All data in Movebank are stored within studies. To create a new study in Movebank,

  • Log in to Movebank.
  • Select Tracking Data Map from the main menu.
  • Select Studies from the Tracking Data Map menu and click on New study.
  • The Study Details form will open, and you will be required to create a study name, define a contact and PI (the PI's name and contact information can be added manually if he or she is not registered on Movebank), and choose a reference location. You can also add a citation, acknowledgements, grants used, license terms, and study summary.
  • Click Save to create the study.

After you have created your study, you can set your permissions and upload data. Study details can be added or modified after a study is created by selecting Edit Study Details from the Studies page. We recommend that you provide complete study details, especially if your study summary will be visible to the public.