Scientific Data Archive
IARC Data Archive
is a long-term digital storage facility, and a tier-4
member node of the
DataONE federation of archives. Tier-4 status
means that IARC replicates content for other member nodes, in exchange for our content being replicated
at member nodes outside of Alaska.
IARC Data Archive is a
Virtual Machine running a customized version of
as the front-end.
To archive your data, contact us for an account,
and then follow the instructions in the HOWTO videos below:
Archive HOWTO Videos
Add a thumbnail image to metadata
Duplicate a metadata record
Create a metadata record
What is the link to my metadata?
Setting permissions for data and metadata
has some guidlines for data management planning
which we can help you customize for use of the
IARC Data Archive.
IARC Data Center
The International Arctic Research Center (IARC) Data Center hosts the IARC Data Archive, a long-term digital storage
facility, and a tier-4 member node of the NSF supported DataONE federation of archives. It serves as a hub for
storage of Arctic climate and related data of various types, including routine in situ measurements, remote sensing
data, computational model data, and products from special field programs. The Data Archive's holdings facilitate
modeling and synthesis activities that foster improved understanding and prediction of climate change, as well as
planning and adaptation to climate in Alaska and the Arctic.
The IARC Data Archive accepts data at
using the ISO 19115 metadata standard, and is fully searchable. Multiple copies of data and metadata are underpinned
by 200 TB of disk, backed by 400 TB of LTO-5/6 tape. Offsite storage is provided by the Research Computing Systems
group at UAF's Geophysical Institute.
Researcher - add text outlining:
- Data Inventory - the type of data you will generate, i.e. time series, vector, raster, etc., and what file format(s).
- Data and Metadata Standards - ISO 19115 for metadata recommended.
- Data Use, Embargo, and Sharing Policies.
- Data Management Life Cycle Plan - anything not covered above, such as data quality checking, curation criteria, publication plans, etc.