Data Submission Form

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 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 first. For assistance or questions, please contact NSIDC User Services.


Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge in the Arctic (ELOKA)

NSF Antarctic Glaciological Data Center (AGDC)


NSF Office of Polar Programs (OPP) Division of Arctic Sciences (ARC)

Other Funding Source

PLEASE NOTE: In most cases, you will need to log in to continue the process. NSIDC systems make it easy to register for an account.