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What is DataONE?

DataONE is a community driven project providing access to data across multiple member repositories, supporting enhanced search and discovery of Earth and environmental data. DataONE promotes best practices in data management through responsive educational resources and materials... more about DataONE

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About DataONE Search

Information on methods to search data within the DataONE federation of Member Nodes.


Examples and best practices for how to cite data discovered through DataONE and also citing DataONE resources.


Includes information on finding an appropriate Member Node for submission of data.

DataONE Search

working with data

Through a distributed framework and sustainable cyberinfrastructure DataONE is able to provide the resources to meets the needs of science and society for open, persistent, robust, and secure access to well-described and easily discovered Earth observational data.

Investigator Toolkit

Compendium of familiar tools and extensions designed to interface with DataONE.

Data Life Cycle

A high level overview of the stages involved in successful management and preservation of data for use and reuse.

Software Tools Catalog

A comprehensive, searchable database of software tools that will facilitate your research, a complied and edited by members of the DataONE network.


Member Nodes

DataONE comprises a distributed network of data centers, science networks or organizations. These organizations can expose their data within the DataONE network through the implementation of the DataONE Member Node service interface. In addition to scientific data, Member Nodes can provide computing resources, or services such as data replication, to the DataONE community.

Benefits to Member Nodes

A brief summary of the primary benefits of becoming a DataONE Member Node.

General Requirements

Characteristics and general requirements of Member Nodes.

Become a Member Node

Overview of the four phases of deployment with links to detailed documentation.

Current Member Nodes Summary


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Current Member Nodes

Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON)

Data archive for the Global Lakes Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON), an...

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LTER Europe Member Node

DataOne node for LTER-Europe

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ONEShare DataONE Member Node

A repository for tabular data and metadata created using the DASH tool, sponsored by the...

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Environmental Data Initiative

The Environmental Data Initiative is an NSF-funded project meant to accelerate curation...

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U.S. LTER Network

The U.S. Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTER) data include ecological...

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Dryad Digital Repository

The NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) manages the world's...

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Regional and Global biogeochemical dynamics Data (RGD)

Regional and global biogeochemical dynamics data can be used to improve our understanding...

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University of Kansas - Biodiversity Institute

This DataONE Member Node is operated by The University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute...

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Montana IoE Data Repository

The Montana Institute on Ecosystems (IoE) Data Repository archives and manages ecological...

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Environmental Data for the Oak Ridge Area (EDORA)

Environmental Data for the Oak Ridge Area (EDORA), including the Walker Branch Watershed...

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Nevada Research Data Center logo

Production Member Node for Nevada Research Data Center (NRDC)

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USA National Phenology Network Logo

DataONE member node hosting annual phenology datasets for the USA-NPN.

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The Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans is a long-term ecosystem...

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Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R)

Allow data from the Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) at http://www.rvdata.us/ to be...

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National Ecological Observatory Network

NEON Member Node

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Earth Data Analysis Center (EDAC)

Earth Data Analysis Center's (EDAC) Geographical Storage, Transformation and...

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Northwest Knowledge Network

NKN manages diverse collections of research data across many disciplines, with a strong...

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NM EPSCoR Tier 4 Node

New Mexico Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Data Collection

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KNB Data Repository

The Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity (KNB) is a national network intended to...

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Taiwan Forestry Research Institute

TFRI emphasizes the sustainable management and multi-purpose utilization of forests

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SANParks Data Repository

The South African National Park Data Repository is the primary source for comprehensive...

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ESA Data Registry

The data sets registered here are associated with articles published in the journals of...

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the Digital Archaeological Record

tDAR is an international digital archive and repository that houses data about...

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Dryad is an international repository of data underlying peer-reviewed scientific and...

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Gulf of Alaska Data Portal

The Gulf of Alaska Data Portal archives environmental observations arising from...

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USGS Science Data Catalog (SDC) logo

The Science Data Catalog describes USGS-produced, authoritative data that have undergone...

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SEAD Virtual Archive

SEAD Virtual Archive is part of the SEAD DataNet project [http://sead-data.net/]. SEAD...

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Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO)

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Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network

This member node is operated by TERN Eco-Informatics (Australia). It contains data...

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IARC Data Archive

The International Arctic Research Center (IARC) Data Archive, a long term repository for...

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UC3 Merritt

A cross-domain repository for data and metadata provided by the University of California...

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Cornell Lab of Ornithology - eBird

eBird collects observational data on birds from around the world with a date range from...

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Programa de Pesquisa em Biodiversidade (PPBio)

Western Amazonian Biodiversity Research Project

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The ORNL DAAC archives data produced by NASA's Terrestrial Ecology Program. The DAAC...

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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC) is the...

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Minnesota Population Center

The Minnesota Population Center disseminates integrated census and survey data from the U...

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NSF Arctic Data Center

The US National Science Foundation Arctic Data Center operates as the primary repository...

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DataONE Users Group

The DataONE Users Group (DUG) is the worldwide community of Earth observation data authors, users, and diverse stakeholders that makeup the DataONE partnership communities. The primary function of the DUG is to represent the needs and interests of these communities in the activities of DataONE. In particular, the DUG provides guidance that facilitates DataONE in achieving its vision and mission.

Join the DUG

Learn more about the DUG and how to join us.

DUG Meeting Information

Information on previous and upcoming annual DUG meetings.

DataONE Participate



Education is integral to DataONE and spans formal graduate-level training in research and cyber-infrastructure development, to developing informal inquiry-based education modules that allow students of all ages to ask their own specific questions.

DataONE Learn

Screencast Tutorials

Short (~1min) "how-to" video tutorials detailing individual steps for various DataONE tools and services.

Training Events

Details of previous and upcoming training activities held by DataONE.

Data Management Modules

Education modules in powerpoint format that are available to download and incorporate into your teaching materials. Materials are licensed as CC0 and you may enhance and reuse for your own purposes.

DataONE Webinar Series

A monthly webinar series comprising relevant and cutting-edge topics such as open science, the role of the data lifecycle, and achieving innovative science through shared data and ground-breaking tools.

Best Practices

A comprehensive, searchable database of best practices for data management and use across the whole Data Life Cycle.

Data Stories

Short real-life vignettes highlighting challenges and successes in data management.