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  • Call for Applications: Data Science Training for Arctic Research May 22, 2017 - We are currently soliciting applications for a 2-day Data Science Training workshop, to be held in Santa Barbara, CA July 31st – August 1st. This workshop will provide researchers with an overview of best data management practices, data science tools and concrete steps and methods for more easily documenting and uploading their data to the Arctic Data Center. Applications are solicited from researchers within the Arctic research community. Participants will be selected on the basis of their current research or work activities; their previous experience with open science practices, data management techniques and analysis methods; and their current or former opportunities to access ... Read more »
  • Arctic Data Center Training Workshop March 6, 2017 - Please join us for a data best practices training workshop put on by the US NSF Arctic Data Center.  This workshop will provide researchers with concrete steps and methods for more easily documenting and uploading their data to the Arctic Data Center. Register now on the Arctic Data Center website https://arcticdata.io/training. Workshop topics will include: Introduction to the US Arctic Data Center (https://arcticdata.io) NSF standards and policies for data preservation Crafting your data management plan Preparing and archiving your data using open source formats Creating standards-based metadata Uploading and versioning your data in the Arctic Data Center This workshop will ... Read more »

Training and Outreach Coordinator

Interested in building an open science training program for the Arctic? The Arctic Data Center at NCEAS is looking for the right person to lead our training activities, which center around techniques and approaches towards open science and data-driven synthesis, including topical foci on research computing, communication, collaboration, and other aspects of data science that support scientific synthesis. 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.