Curation Instructions

Instructions for Clearinghouse Curators

1. Search the internet for the following types of info related to your topic area:
– field reports or insights from experts or colleagues who have visited the impacted region
– media reports
– video
– imagery
– relevant social media updates
– website of relevant organizations
– historical reports of past quake performance or baseline information about your topic
– technical papers (pre-quake)

Curators may want to consider setting up a Google Alert ( to notify you of relevant media content.

2. Recruit others to help you find information or sources for your topic.

3. Post information you find or receive to the EERI Virtual Clearinghouse post category.
EERI staff will send you the log-in information to the back end of our website where you can post information. Here are two links about how to do this from the wordpress training archive: (this works for pdfs too!)

In the future, we may also create a quick video tutorial.

Each curation team can decide the best way to post information to their category/topic, however we recommend that you consider a compiled ‘blog’ style summary of what you’ve found and assembled from others with links to source or info. A good post example from the 2015 Nepal-Gorkha Earthquake can be viewed at:

Make sure to include the name or names of the volunteers who prepared the summary at the top of the post, so that you get recognition for your hard work!

4. Geolocate imagery (with proper attribution) and upload to EERI photo map/gallery
Use EERI tools to upload images to our data map and photo gallery. Any upload should include a caption and its location should be found (address, lat/long) if possible.

In most cases, you will have non-geotagged photos, so you will likely need to use the following tool to upload each picture:
EERI Photo Upload Map for 2015 Illapel, Chile Earthquake.