Integrated Report Document Upload Portal


This portal allows contributors to the California Integrated Report to submit data, information and other document types not accepted by the California Environmental Data Exchange Network ("CEDEN"). This includes continuous monitoring data, Quality Assurance ("QAPP") or equivalent documentation,photographic evidence, and narrative information. Regardless of the integrated report cycle, data and information can be submitted at any time and is encouraged.

To submit data to be considered for the current integrated report cycle, please reference the current data solicitation notice at the Surface Water Quality Assessment Program webpage.

Select the "Submit Document Types" button below to access the Integrated Report Upload Portal. Please note, you will need an Integrated Report Portal account to submit data and documents. Please follow the instructions to Log In or Register for an account. Once logged in, you will have the chance to select which submission type you will be completing.

Instructions for Submitting Quality Assurance Documentation

All data submitted for the California Integrated Report (CEDEN and non-CEDEN compatible data) should be accompanied by a Quality Assurance Project Plan ("QAPP") or QAPP equivalent documentation, and site-specific/project-specific analysis plan (if applicable). If the data are not supported by a QAPP or QAPP equivalent documentation, the data cannot be used as a primary line of evidence to support a listing or delisting of a water segment. Data and information not accompanied by a QAPP or QAPP equivalent may be used as an ancillary line of evidence to support a weight of evidence decision (see sections 3.11 or 4.11 of the Listing Policy).

All QAPP, QAPP equivalent, and site-specific/project-specific analysis plan (if applicable) documentation, should be submitted through the Integrated Report Upload Portal.

All QAPP or QAPP equivalent submittals should include the elements in the Integrated Report Upload Portal (described below) prior to submittal. Incomplete submittals will be deleted. Double check for accuracy. Save submittal receipt and Survey Taken ID for submittal records.

Submit the following minimum data elements with each QA submission:

  • Contact information of person/organization submitting the QA Documentation
  • Name of QAPP, QAPP Equivalent, or site-specific/project-specific analysis plan
  • Author of the QA Documentation and signature of the person responsible for the quality of the data
  • Parent Project Name or Project Name
    • For CEDEN compatible data, include the CEDEN Parent Project Name and the dates for which the QAPP or QAPP equivalent applies, and Project Code(s) if applicable. A list of current Parent Project names and Project Code(s) is available at CEDEN, plus additional lists of valid values for use when submitting data and information.
    • For non-CEDEN data, use the Project Name used when data and information were submitted and the dates for which the QAPP or QAPP equivalent applies.
  • Data Collection Period: Data Collection Start to Finish
  • Attachments: Quality Assurance Documentation
  • Description of attached files: Descriptive information about the attached files, as applicable.

QAPP equivalent documentation must include the following quality assurance and quality control requirements:

  • Objectives of the study, project, or monitoring program
  • Methods used for sample collection and handling
  • Field and laboratory measurement and analysis
  • Data management, validation, and recordkeeping (including proper chain of custody) procedures
  • Quality assurance and quality control requirements
  • A statement certifying the adequacy of the QAPP (plus name and signature of person certifying the document)
  • A description of personnel training

If an analysis plan for numeric data was implemented for site-specific or project-specific sampling, then that analysis plan should also be submitted and contain the following elements:

  • Data quality objectives or requirements of the project
  • A statement that data quality objectives or requirements were achieved
  • Rationale for the selection of sampling sites, water quality parameters, sampling frequency and methods that assure the samples are spatially and temporally representative of the surface water and representative of conditions within the targeted sampling timeframe
  • Documentation to support the conclusion that results are reproducible

If you are submitting other non-CEDEN compatible documents, select "Upload Other Non-CEDEN Documents".

Other Non-CEDEN Documents include non-CEDEN Data and Information and other supplemental information to support the California Integrated Water QualitySystem (CIWQS) data, such as information to find data in CIWQS.

  • Non-CEDEN data and information can include continuous monitoring data, narrative information, or photographic evidence.
    • These data types can be uploaded to supplement a CEDEN submission (e.g., photographs taken at a CEDEN station) or on their own. If it’s supplemental to a CEDEN submission, you will need your CEDEN Parent Project name.
    • The submission must include geospatial information, such as latitude and longitude of each sampling station, photograph, or other information, as applicable. Geospatial information may be submitted as a separate attachment.

See the Submitting Data and Information for the Integrated Report webpage for complete details on the minimum data elements and quality requirements for submittal.