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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

  • DataONE enters its second decade of activity with a renewed sense of purpose and the goal of helping make Earth observation data progressively more findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable. We invite participation from current collaborators, new partners, and the broader community as DataONE continues to plan for the long-term future. Learn more on our future directions resource page.
  • DataONE releases new data usage and citation metrics as part of our search platform to support credit for data objects and demonstrate data reuse. The metrics include live counts of citations, downloads and views and allows for more detailed exploration of these numbers, including full citation information and time-scale visualization.
  • Check out the new Data Management Skillbuilding Hub for building better data stewardship! The global research community is collecting and processing massive amounts of information, and the question on all our minds is how best to manage these data. Visit the Data Management Skillbuilding Hub where we have pulled together foundational resources that help all of us become better data stewards, then join our community by using and editing these resources to work for your needs.


Search DataONE

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

  • Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity

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

    Online with DataONE: 07/23/2012
  • Montana IoE Data Repository

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

    Online with DataONE: 08/13/2014
  • ESA Data Registry

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

    Online with DataONE: 07/23/2012
  • IEDA: EarthChem Library

    The EarthChem Library (ECL) is a US-NSF funded domain data repository that provides...

    Online with DataONE: 03/04/2019
  • Europe Long-Term Ecosystem Research Network (LTER Europe)

    DataOne node for LTER-Europe

    Online with DataONE: 06/18/2014
  • TERN Australia

    TERN is Australia's land ecosystem observatory. TERN observes and measures the cause...

    Online with DataONE: 06/23/2015
  • Gulf of Alaska Data Portal

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

    Online with DataONE: 11/15/2013
  • Chinese Ecosystem Research Network (CERN)

    Chinese Ecosystem Research Network (CERN) is a national network intended to integrate...

    Online with DataONE: 10/19/2018
  • Idaho Northwest Knowledge Network

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

    Online with DataONE: 06/28/2016

    New Mexico Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Data Collection

    Online with DataONE: 05/27/2015
  • National Ecological Observatory Network

    NEON Production Member Node

    Online with DataONE: 07/13/2016
  • Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO)

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

    Online with DataONE: 11/29/2016
  • Dryad Digital Repository

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

    Online with DataONE: 02/22/2014
  • Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (powered by Figshare)

    Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies generates rigorous scientific knowledge about...

    Online with DataONE: 02/22/2019
  • GRIL: metaGRIL

    GRIL data catalog

    Online with DataONE: 09/13/2019
  • Organization for Tropical Studies

    The Organization for Tropical Studies NeoTropical Data Center (OTS-NTDC) is a U.S. based...

    Online with DataONE: 02/26/2018
  • USGS Science Data Catalog

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

    Online with DataONE: 11/12/2015
  • SANParks Data Repository

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

    Online with DataONE: 07/23/2012
  • Nevada Research Data Center

    Production Member Node for Nevada Research Data Center (NRDC)

    Online with DataONE: 12/21/2015
  • Minnesota Population Center (MPC)

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

    Online with DataONE: 12/22/2014
  • Environmental Data Initiative

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

    Online with DataONE: 04/07/2017
  • Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R)

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

    Online with DataONE: 01/18/2017
  • Taiwan Forestry Research Institute

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

    Online with DataONE: 06/18/2013
  • ESS-DIVE: Deep Insight for Earth Science Data

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Environmental Systems Science Data...

    Online with DataONE: 09/17/2018
  • Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative

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

    Online with DataONE: 01/20/2017

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

    Online with DataONE: 07/23/2012
  • SEAD Virtual Archive

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

    Online with DataONE: 12/18/2013
  • LTER Network Member Node

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

    Online with DataONE: 07/23/2012
  • Programa de Pesquisa em Biodiversidade (PPBio)

    Western Amazonian Biodiversity Research Project

    Online with DataONE: 05/17/2016
  • the Digital Archaeological Record

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

    Online with DataONE: 01/25/2017
  • Arctic Data Center

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

    Online with DataONE: 12/01/2016
  • ONEShare Repository

    A DataONE member node implemented in GMN.

    Online with DataONE: 10/02/2012
  • Earth Data Analysis Center (EDAC)

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

    Online with DataONE: 06/23/2014
  • Merritt Repository

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

    Online with DataONE: 07/23/2012
  • Cornell Lab of Ornithology eBird

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

    Online with DataONE: 07/01/2013
  • Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

    This DataONE Member Node is operated by the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative,...

    Online with DataONE: 09/29/2017
  • ARM - Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Research Facility

    ARM focuses on obtaining continuous measurements—supplemented by field campaigns—and...

    Online with DataONE:
  • IEDA: US Antarctic Program Data Center

    The US Antarctic Program Data Center (USAP-DC) is funded by the US National Science...

    Online with DataONE: 03/04/2019
  • NOAA NCEI Environmental Data Archive

    The NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) is the merger of NOAA...

    Online with DataONE: 03/31/2016
  • Research Workspace

    The Research Workspace is a web-based, scientific data management platform that allows...

    Online with DataONE: 07/25/2017
  • University Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago

    The University of Illinois at Chicago, a renowned Research Institute, has under its...

    Online with DataONE: 08/30/2017
  • PANGAEA Data Publisher for Earth and Environmental Science

    Data publisher for Earth & Environmental Science

    Online with DataONE: 03/20/2018
  • International Arctic Research Center (IARC) Data Archive

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

    Online with DataONE: 05/08/2015
  • IEDA: Marine-Geo Digital Library

    The Marine Geoscience Digital Library (MGDL) is funded by the US National Science...

    Online with DataONE: 03/04/2019

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.