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  • Arctic Data Center at the ESA Annual Meeting (5-10 August, 2018) August 2, 2018 - The Arctic Data Center is excited to be a member of the Data Help Desk Booth at the Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 5-10, 2018. We'll be hosting the Data Help Desk with DataONE, DataCite, EDI, ESIP, and iDigBio. Come by Booth 623 for free demo workshops (full schedule), and get answers to your specific data questions from our in-booth experts. On Thursday, August 9, at 3:30pm, we'll be hosting a booth workshop on creating a good metadata record using the Arctic Data Center metadata editor. Arctic Data Center team members will also ... Read more »
  • POLAR 2018 Workshop Presentation Slides Now Available Online June 20, 2018 - We're enjoying connecting with Arctic researchers at the POLAR 2018 Open Science Conference in Davos, Switzerland this week. A condensed version of our Data Management Planning workshop's presentation slides are now available online (https://t.co/QTH51S88fi). The Best Practices for Data and Metadata Submission presentation slides are also available online (Best Practices Presentation Slides). If you're at the conference, we hope you'll join us during lunch at our final workshops tomorrow on Publishing Data with the Arctic Data Center (June 22). But if you can't attend in person, we still have you covered -  stay tuned to our POLAR 2018 Training webpage, where we'll continue ... Read more »

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Once data have been submitted to the Arctic Data Center, our metadata staff will review and provide suggestions for improvement, and, once everything is set, we will make the data publicly accessible and publish it with a DOI. This will allow you and other researchers to cite the data set directly in NSF reports, publications, and other venues. The DOI is registered with DataCite using the EZID service, and will be discoverable through multiple data citation networks, including DataONE and others.

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Where is the ACADIS Gateway?


As of March 28, 2016, the NSF Arctic Data Center will serve as the current repository for NSF-funded Arctic data. The ACADIS Gateway is no longer accepting data submissions. All data and metadata in the ACADIS system have been transferred to the NSF Arctic Data Center system. There is no need for you to resubmit existing data.

Former ACADIS Gateway Users

If you are a current account holder in ACADIS and have an ORCID identifier, or have just created one, you will be able to sign in to the NSF Arctic Data Center and submit data.

Steps to access your data:

1. Create an ORCID identifier (or retrieve your existing ORCID identifier if you already have one)

2. Email support@arcticdata.io and provide your ACADIS account name and your ORCID identifier.

3. We’ll do the rest. We will connect the two accounts so that all your data are available to you through the ORCID sign in process. We hope to make this process as fast as possible.


ORCID identifiers enable researchers to cross link across different types of research products (data, publications etc.) to create unique profiles showcasing their work. Data are valuable research products and we believe researchers should get credit for publication of data sets. By integrating ORCIDs with the NSF Arctic Data Center, researchers will be more able to showcase their work and receive credit.