Submit NASA Data to NSIDC DAAC
Data produced by the cryospheric community can be considered for publication at NSIDC DAAC if any of the following criteria are met:
- Is funded by the NASA Cryospheric Science program
- Is funded by a NASA program and has relevance to the cryosphere
- Uses NASA data and has relevance to the cryosphere
To request that your data be published at NSIDC DAAC, please follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Review and Prepare
- Review the Earth Science Data Standards, Requirements, and References for how to create data and metadata that aligns with NASA standards.
- Review the NSIDC DAAC Data File Requirements and Recommendations
- Create a sample data file and browse file (if applicable)
- Gather related documentation (e.g., ATBDs, publications)
Step 2: Complete Data Accession Request
Download and complete the Data Accession Request form below:
Step 3: Submit Request
Upload and submit completed request form and accompanying files through our website.
Step 4: Review of Data Accession Request
The DAAC will use the information you provided, as well as sample data, to conduct an assessment of the data’s alignment with the DAAC’s science domain, the scientific impact and community need, the Level of Service, and the resources necessary to publish and support the data. The DAAC provides the description of your data and their assessment to the NASA ESDS and ESDIS for review and approval. The NSIDC DAAC will communicate with you during this process which often takes several weeks to complete.