EarthChem Library

The EarthChem Library is a data repository that archives, publishes and makes accessible data from geoscience research that are part of publications (analytical data, data syntheses), or that are independent citable data collections.


Open Access

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.


Long-Term Archive

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.


Data Submission

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.