What is a checksum?
A checksum is a sequence of numbers and letters used to ensure data integrity and check for errors.
An MD5 checksum will look like this: 3b4bb8427198691854edf860d8b08492
If we know the checksum of your Deposit Materials file, we can use that checksum to confirm that the Deposit Materials that we received and stored in escrow are identical to what you uploaded.
You create the MD5 checksum before uploading the file. We compare that to the checksum we create when we receive and store the file.
Checksums can easily be created for your Deposit Material file using your computer’s operating system or by downloading a free checksum generator from online.