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.

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. If your data is already officially assigned to the NSIDC NASA DAAC, please contact your assigned mission team lead (e.g. HiMAT, SnowEx, SMAP, etc...) for instructions on submitting your data. If you need assistance, please contact NSIDC User Services.

For all other NSIDC data submissions, click on the Option button next to the funding source that best describes how the data were funded. Then click on the Start Now button. For assistance or questions, please contact NSIDC User Services.

NSIDC requires a login to our system for all data submissions. The login allows you to save and return to the submission form until you are ready to submit the form to NSIDC.

The NASA approved data review process is used to recommend data sets for inclusion into the EOSDIS supported collection of NSIDC DAAC standard data sets. Please refer to the NSIDC DAAC Data Acceptance Plan for further details.

NOAA at NSIDC receives limited financial support for archiving and publishing new data sets. We regret that we are unable to accept all submissions of new data. However, if you have data that would broadly impact scientific research and you would like to discuss publishing it with the NOAA team at NSIDC, please proceed.

Other Funding Source
Use this data submission form if you want to submit data to NSIDC, but the funding source for the data is not NASA, NOAA, or NSF.

Non-NSIDC Program or Project

NSF Antarctic Glaciological Data Center (AGDC)

AGDC archives NSF-sponsored data sets and related data prior to 2016, and is now in a data service partnership with the USAP-DC data center at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. New PI data submissions should be directed to USAP-DC. NSIDC is able to assist PIs in these submissions, and can provide interested researchers with access to data at NSIDC and USAP-DC. Related data sets, such as ice velocity data, ice shelf images, and other data are available at NSIDC. Please contact Rob Bauer of NSIDC or Robert Arko of USAP-DC.

NSF Arctic Data Center

All-sponsored NSF Office of Polar Programs (OPP) Division of Arctic Sciences (ARC) Data should be submitted to the Arctic Data Center.