NGDC Digital Data Deposit Application

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Data access
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This data deposit application enables you to deposit digital data with the National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC). NGDC provides professional, long term management of geoscience data. It is recommended that you review the NGDC data deposition guidelines before you begin this process.

How to use the NGDC Data Deposit Application

This process can be completed in more than one session, using the 'Save for Later' option. To ensure the deposit doesn't take up too much of your time, it is advised that you prepare the following:

  • You must be the owner, or have permission from the owner to deposit the data
  • A title and description of the data that you are depositing
  • An idea of the geographical extent of the data (if this is applicable)
  • Your contact details
  • Any access or use restrictions on the data
  • Have your digital files ready to upload
  • If your data is generated as a result of a NERC funded grant you will also require the grant number

File size/quantity recommendations

The recommended number of files we advise you to upload through this application is 20 files per session. Please note that folders or folder structures containing files cannot be uploaded unless they are compressed into a single zip file. We advise that the maximum single file size limit is 1GB. If you experience any difficulties using this application or need to deposit a greater number of files or larger sized files, please contact

Search for deposited data

To find data you have deposited, please use either the dedicated search for Deposited Data or the Deposited Data layers on the GeoIndex. Deposited data will be available after it has been processed.

Complete your contact details:

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Email Address is mandatory, maximum length 254 characters

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