MeSH ID: D013057
The measurement of the amplitude of the components of a complex waveform throughout the frequency range of the waveform. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Best practice for sharing this type of data:
The spectra for each sample should be concatenated into Tabular data: Tabular data should saved as a .txt or .csv file. The first row(s) should contain information about the dataset, such as the data file name, author, today's date, when the data within the file were last modified, and companion file names. Please also state which symbol has been used to denote missing data (NA is preferred). Column headings should describe the content of each column and contain only numbers, letters, and underscores - no spaces or special characters. Lowercase letters are preferred. Row names should be consistent with those used in the article and in other related datasets. The table should list the dilution factor and other loading data for each sample. A separate .txt file should provide detailed information on the machine itself, including make, model, software versions, and the settings used during sample collection.
Most suitable repositories:
Atmospheric spectroscopy data should be added to HITRAN (https://hitran.org/), spectrometry data from other fields can be added to any other repository able to host generic file types (e.g. Dryad, Zenodo, and FigShare)
Best practice for indicating re-use of existing data:
For public datasets please provide a DOI or other stable identified for the dataset itself *and* include a citation for the dataset in the reference list. Be sure to indicate exactly which data has been re-used, particularly when multiple versions of the dataset exist. In many cases, this is best achieved by sharing the code used to extract the part of the data that you analyzed. In some cases it may be best to share the exact dataset(s) you analyzed as well.
For access-controlled data authors should provide a link to instructions for obtaining access (e.g. here is the information page for ADNI (Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative): http://adni.loni.usc.edu/data-samples/access-data/).
When re-using a private dataset from a previous study please contact the data owners to discuss how the data can be made public.