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Minimum information needed to be included in TeSS

The minimum required fields for a Material to be entered into TeSS are

  • Name
  • URL
  • Description

For an Event it is the above as well as:

  • start date
  • end date
  • location 

Further Fields

The full events specification table is here

The full materials specification can be found here

We are working on a clearer documentation; but for now note that the fields of importance are the ones with any values in the last 3 columns. The rest are inherited and are unlikely to be of any use.


There are several mandatory fields listed in these tables (in addition to the above). They are mandatory to achieve Bioschemas compliant content, however, not filling them will not affect your inclusion into TeSS - but they are highly recommended to improve the findability of your materials.

For materials these are:

For events these are:

Motivation for structuring your data