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NOTE: The criteria were revised in April 2017 to clarify that:
- Metadata for all datasets including ancillary data must be submitted along with the data.
- To begin the process of establishing a given dataset as compliant data, the investigator should send the post-cruise metadata form, meaning that any request for endorsement should be submitted once the cruise is completed.
In June 2018, the criteria were revised again to clarify that the intercalibration of data should take place before the request for compliant status is submitted.