I've just "published" some Datasets as the Mendeley Data repositories. After pressing the "Publish" button I was surprised with message that my dataset(s) are "in the moderation" process that I wasn't well aware of in advance (my bad).

Now, I'm puzzled how long it takes usually for Mendeley Data staff to approve a dataset/repository for being published on-line? Does someone has any experience with the service?

I planned to submit an article (linking to these dataset) today, but it seems I'll have to wait for the dataset moderation first.

2 Answers 2


Mendeley Data moderated and accepted all 6 datasets, in between 2 and 3* days since submission.

  • I can't say when exactly it was as I received no email confirmation and I've checked last time the status of datasets 2 days after submission. Also, looking on the Mendeley Data UI, I can't find any clue about when it was approved.

However, 3 days is very good in my opinion :)

Hope this info will help someone else :). Live long and prosper!


We hope to moderate datasets within 1-2 working days. We check that the dataset contains data files and not articles or spam.

If you have any questions, contact our team directly at [email protected]

Best Regards,


Engagement Manager

Mendeley Data

  • Good, the quality of data sets is crucial for the service. Really, 3 days are more then good enough, in my view. Keep good work!
    – hardyVeles
    Commented Jan 28, 2018 at 0:48

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