Research data policy

Earth, environmental and space sciences

We encourage authors to obtain an IGSN identifier for material samples. In addition to the example repositories shown here, researchers with Earth and space sciences data may also find it helpful to consult the DataCite repository finder tool, and repository members of the Enabling FAIR Data initiative to find the most suitable location for their data.

Broad scope earth and environmental sciences

NERC Data Centres
NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
National Tibetan Plateau/Third Pole Environment Data Center
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
(DOIs only assigned to deposited data on request)
HydroShare (CUAHSI)

Astronomy and planetary sciences

SIMBAD Astronomical Database
UK Solar System Data Centre

Biogeochemistry and Geochemistry

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center (ORNL DAAC)

Climate sciences

World Data Center for Climate at DRKZ (WDCC)


TERN Data Discovery Portal
Environment Data Initiative (formerly LTER Network Information System Data Portal)
Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
KNB: The Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity

Geomagnetism and paleomagnetism

Magnetics Information Consortium (MagIC)

Ocean sciences

Australian Antarctic Data Centre (AADC)
Marine Data Archive
Marine Geosciences Data System
Australian Ocean Data Network

Solid earth sciences

British Geological Survey
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Magnetics Information Consortium (MagIC)
Marine Geosciences Data System