Benefits of becoming a network repository
By joining the network as a member repository, you automatically become part of the the DataONE Community, where you can help shape the future of DataONE and join our annual community meetings. The community is open to all individuals and organizations, regardless of membership in the network. Learn about all the ways to participate.
Reach a wider audience
Data collections exposed through the DataONE API are discoverable by a wider audience, and ready-for-use by a variety of analytical tools.
Leverage existing cyberinfrastructure
DataONE actively supports both existing data tools as well as new tools to be built to interact with DataONE-registered data objects.
Receive recognition and credit
Your published data products are easily citable. With a broadened exposure, you increase the value of your organization’s work by receiving credit through data citations in published literature.
Maintain high availability
DataONE replicates content across Member Repositories. With replicas available in other locations, the costs associated with serving a world-wide community is minimized and availability is optimized.
Enhance collaboration opportunities
What more could you discover by combining expertise? Making your work discoverable by scientists generates opportunities for collaboration in the future. By simply limiting access to project data to collaboration partners, DataONE members can share project data without the need for case-by-case data-sharing arrangements.