COSORE data contribution
Thanks for your interest in contributing to this community database of continuous soil respiration (and other chamber fluxes for CO2 and/or CH4, published or unpublished) data!

Please fill out the form below, as completely as you can. We've tried to make this form, and required metadata, as short as possible; more information can be found at
I understand that contributed datasets will be made available under a CC-BY or similar license. This means that the COSORE database will be open without restriction to the science community; we strongly encourage database users to cite original publications and offer co-authorship, but it's not required. *
I have all necessary authority and permissions (legal or otherwise) to provide these data to the COSORE database. *
Once we've worked through the metadata below, we'll send you a custom data upload link. *
COSORE is a community database, and will always be open...but it's not an institutionally-backed repository like Figshare, DataONE, ESS-DIVE, etc. We recommend (but do not require) depositing your data in one of these first, and providing its DOI below. NOTE: you can do this for free through services like *
The first contributor below is assumed to be the primary point of contact.
First (given) name *
Last (family) name *
Email *
Other contributors (give name, ORCID, email, CRediT role)
Where it is and what's there.
Site name *
Longitude (decimal degrees) *
Latitude (decimal degrees) *
Elevation (m) *
UTC offset (from UTC, hours, standard time)
IGBP land cover code *
Network and Site ID if applicable (e.g. "Ameriflux US-MMF")
Primary species present *
Ecosystem age (years; typically, time since disturbance)
Publications, links, and acknowledgments
Let's ensure you get proper citations and credit!
Primary publication DOI or URL
Other publications DOIs or URLs
Data DOI or URL
Acknowledgment text
Measurement protocols
How you measured soil gas fluxes.
This dataset includes measurements of... *
Measurement instrument *
Timestamps in the data are *
Measurement length (seconds) *
Timestamps represent the... *
Plants removed from chambers? *
Opaque chambers? *
Mixing fan in chambers?
Clear selection
Chamber ground area (cm2)
Chamber volume (cm3)
Collar insertion depth (cm)
Multiplexer ports
Please indicate which, if any, of the chambers monitor a treatment (as opposed to an unmanipulated control). We'll get in touch to ask about treatment specifics.
Chamber/port treatments *
Port (chamber) 1
Port (chamber) 2
Port (chamber) 3
Port (chamber) 4
Port (chamber) 5
Port (chamber) 6
Port (chamber) 7
Port (chamber) 8
If your port/treatment design is more complicated than what's above, we'll get in touch.
Chamber/ports all monitor the same species (from 'Site' section above)? *
Ancillary data
Ancillary can be measured in/next to each chamber (the first question below), or be general site characteristics (the second).
Ancillary data included
I have ancillary site data to contribute (LAI, NPP, etc)
Other things we should know about this dataset?
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