How to Publish a Resource on nanoHUB

This FAQ is intended to describe the submission steps to publish a non-tool resource on nanoHUB.org. For tools, please see this page.

Step 1

Determine the nature of the resource you wish to submit.

  • Animations: Animations are short videos that convey some type of concept.
  • Downloads: Downloads are for resources that are not in general videos or documents. Resources that are packages (e.g., zip, tgz, etc.), or data (e.g., xyz or pdb files), or codes (e.g., MATLAB or Python scripts) fall into this type.
  • Online Presentations: These are online presentations. They should contain a voice over.
  • Papers: This type is for documents. Examples are user guides or manuals for tools, non-journal publications, or reports. It is not intended to be used for documents covered by a publisher’s copyright (e.g., a second source for a published journal article or book chapter, etc.).
  • Presentation Materials: This type is for materials related to presentations. For example slides from a presentation or a poster session display, etc. It is recommended that a PDF of these documents is provided. Powerpoint files are acceptable and both can be provided as part of the resource.
  • Teaching Materials: This type is intended for instructional materials to assist in teaching. It may be items like homeworks, problem sets, classroom presentation materials, etc.

Step 2

Go to the Resources menu at the top of a nanoHUB page, and select Upload/Publish (see highlight arrow). The quick link is: https://nanohub.org/resources/new.

Step 3

Select Resources on the left (see highlighted box).

Step 4

Click on Get Started in the upper right (see highlight box).

Step 5

Select the resource type by clicking on the appropriate type shown. (e.g., Presentation Materials as highlighted).

Step 6

At this point, you will enter a 5 step process to collect information and content for your resource. Press Next at the bottom of each of the steps to advance to the next step.

Step 7

Step 1: Compose

This step collects information related to your resource. Think of this as the catalog entries.

Fields are:

  • Title: The title for your resource (see upper highlight arrow). It should be sufficiently descriptive to distinguish your resource from other resources (e.g., the tile of your presentation)
  • Abstract/Description: This field can contain a formal abstract for your resource or it can be more informal and just a descriptive paragraph describing your resource (see lower highlight arrow). It should provide enough information to allow a nanoHUB user to decide if they would want to pursue your resource further.

MANAGE FILES: This section is for uploading files that can be referenced in your Abstract/Description (e.g., a figure image). It is not meant to substitute for the actual content files for your resource.

  • Bio: Your biography, or the biography of the presenter(s) if you are uploading on behalf of someone else. This field makes sense for Online Presentations and Presentation Materials.
  • Credits: General field for any acknowledgment you wish to specify.
  • Citations: nanoHUB will create a citation that others can use to reference your resource. This field allows you to specify an additional citation that nanoHUB will present to a user. For example, the presentation materials you are uploading are for a presentation you made of a recently published work. Example form “Plunkett, David J., Joseph M. Cychosz and M. J. Bailey. “The vectorization of a ray-tracing program for image generation.” (1984).”
  • Sponsored by: Typically this field is used to note the funding information or grant number. For online presentations, it is usually the host for the presentation.
  • References: This field is for citations that are referenced in the Abstract/Description.
  • Publications: This field is for related publications. For example: additional reading material, or related book, etc.

Step 8

Step 2: Attach

This step is for uploading content for your resource. Use the click or drop file (see highlighted box on left) to upload files. Once uploaded the items will appear under Attachments. You can also specify a URL as an attachment. Please note: it is not nanoHUB’s intent to be a link farm. nanoHUB is a primary source for content, it does not have to be an exclusive source though. So, for example, your presentation may have been recorded and placed on another website such as youtube or Vimeo by another party. You can make your talk into a nanoHUB resource by supplying the URL to your presentation and upload along with the URL to your talk the presentation slides. Finally, you can control the presentation order of your uploaded materials by using the ordering arrows (see highlighted box on right). Keep in mind the top item is what is presented on the resource’s page as the default download/display. Access to the uploaded items can be controlled as either public, anyone logged in or not can access, or registered, only a logged-in user can access.

Step 9

Step 3: Authors

  • GROUP OWNERSHIP: A resource can be associated with a group that you are a member of. Your resource will appear in the group’s resource page.

  • AUTHORS: By default, you as the contributor are listed as an author for the resource and you will appear in the citation that is generated. You can add additional authors or collaborators. As the name is entered a list of nanoHUB users will appear. If you are submitting the resource on behalf of the authors, you can identify yourself as a submitter instead of as an author (see highlight arrow). The presentation order for multiple authors can be controlled by the position arrows (see highlighted box). An author’s affiliation can be entered (see highlight arrow)

Step 10

Step 4: Tags

The nanoHUB tagging system is used to associate content with specific topics or themes. For example: carbon nanotubes, molecular dynamics, III-V materials, etc.

Step 11

Step 5: Review

This is the final step for preparing your resource.

  • AUTHORIZATION: you should click on the checkbox (see highlight arrow) to acknowledge that you are the owner of the content uploaded or you are authorized to do so.

  • License: you can select a license by which you wish to use for your resource content. There are a number of creative commons licenses available. Should you need a license not presented here please contact us via Support.

Step 12

Click on Submit Contribution (see highlighted area) if you are ready to submit your resource. In this step, you can see how your resource will appear. Should you need to make any changes you can navigate back to any of the prior 4 steps. 

Step 13

Thank you for your contribution!

At this point, you have successfully created your resource. It is now in a pending queue for review. nanoHUB staff makes sure the submission is appropriate (i.e., not spam, or some other inappropriate content) and may make minor changes how your content is presented. They do not make changes to the content with out correspondence with the submitter. Sometime after this step, your resource will be approved and will appear on nanoHUB. 

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