Submit Data

If you are an investigator with data related to the Earth's frozen regions and their role in global climate, you might consider submitting your data to NSIDC.

By sharing your data, you will:

  • secure your work
  • further scientific research
  • make your data available to your peers and colleagues
  • add to the referenced body of scientific knowledge.

As a supporter of the International Council for Science (ICSU), NSIDC is committed to encouraging "freedom of movement, association, expression and communication for scientists, as well as equitable access to data, information and research materials." (ICSU)

To this end, we fully credit all data contributors in documentation, metadata, and references, and we encourage data users to formally cite our contributors. We are also willing to hold or restrict data distribution, as appropriate, to address ethical or proprietary considerations or to provide a brief embargo period of exclusive use.

How to Submit Your Data

The method for submitting data varies slightly from program to program. For instructions and/or submission forms specific to your data, please choose the most appropriate project and corresponding submission method from the table below.

For assistance or questions, please contact NSIDC User Services.

Funded Project
Data Submission Method
If funded by NASA Complete the DAAC Data Submission Form
If your data are related to the Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge in the Arctic (ELOKA) Contact ELOKA User Services
If funded by NSF Antarctic Glaciological Data Center (AGDC) Refer to the AGDC Submit Data Web page
If funded by NOAA Refer to the NOAA@NSIDC Submit Data Web page
If funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs (OPP) Division of Arctic Sciences (ARC) Register for an account with the Advanced Cooperative Arctic Data and Information Service (ACADIS). Someone will then contact you regarding your data submission.
If your data does not fit in the above categories Please complete our general Contributing Your Data to NSIDC form to initiate a discussion of the content, form, and size of the data set you would like to contribute.

See Also

NSIDC Data Search

Search all NSIDC data sets.


NSIDC User Services

Contact User Services for questions about submitting data.