What is the Arctic Data Center?
The Arctic Data Center is the primary repository for the Arctic Section of the Office of Polar Programs. Our mission is to help the research community reproducibly preserve and discover all products of NSF-funded science in the Arctic, including data, metadata, software, and documents. In this video, you’ll learn how to navigate the catalog, and how to explore different fields in the metadata records.
New Service: Portals
Create a custom, branded portal for your research topic or lab group that spans datasets in the Arctic Data Center – available for all users. Branded portals provide a convenient, readily customized way to communicate your science, your team, your data, and related data from within the Arctic Data Center.
Use a portal as a lab website or a project landing page with custom colors and branding. Pick datasets, add and reorder pages, and upload images in minutes with the easy-to-use online portal editor – get started today.
Features of the NSF Arctic Data Center
Fast, online data set submission down to the detail you need
Upload software, scientific analysis code, and data in any format.
View usage statistics of your data and a summary of your contributions
Login with your ORCID account
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.
Mint DOIs for your data sets to use in publications and across the web
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.