The EarthChem Library is a data repository that archives, publishes and makes accessible data and other digital content from geoscience research (analytical data, data syntheses, models, technical reports, etc.).
Access to data in the EarthChem Library is open and free for use under the terms of the Creative Commons license BY-NC-SA 3.0.
The EarthChem Library guarantees long-term availability of its content through collaboration with the Columbia University Libraries Digital Program.
Data Registration with DOI
Datasets in the Library can be identified, shared, published and cited by using a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). The EarthChem Library is part of IEDA, a publication agent with the DataCite consortium.
The EarthChem Library offers online data submission. If you want to submit data to the Library, please check the EarthChem Library Submission Guidelines document. Access to submitted datasets can be restricted for a period of up to 2 years, set by the contributor of the dataset.
NSF Investigator Support
Datasets submitted to the EarthChem Library can be linked to NSF award numbers upon submission. Investigators can use the IEDA Data Compliance Report tool to prepare reports about submitted datasets to demonstrate compliance with NSF Data Policies.
See the full IEDA EarthChem Data Publication Policy here.