Environmental Data Initiative
Create . Package . Archive . Discover . Reuse
Scientific discovery fueled by data commons accessible to everyone.
Preserve environmental data for open and reproducible science, to promote synthesis across space and time, and to aid in the assessment of environmental change and its consequences.
Information Rich Metadata
Quickly understand a dataset and evaluate its fitness for reuse in new research.
Quality Data for Reuse
Open-access to a thematically diverse collection of environmental data.
Tools to Support Research
Useful tools for publishing and reusing data in the research life cycle.
Secure & Persistent Archive
Guaranteed immutability of all data for long-term access, transparency, and reuse.
Timely One-on-One Support
Around-the-clock support on topics from data curation to software design.
Citation & Attribution
Automatically updated research profiles and data linked to journal articles.
Data discoverable in the DataONE and Google Dataset Search Engines reach broad audiences.
Data Exploration & Analysis
Intuitive data exploration tools for deeper insights into published data packages.
Analysis Ready Data
Accelerated integration and synthesis of data through thematic standardization.
REST API for automating data publication, reporting, and reproducible science.
Training & Skill Building
Based on 40+ years of information management expertise, including from the U.S. LTER Network.
Personalized Data Catalogs
A searchable index of select data publications to embed within a project website.
No Fellowship Program in 2023
Due to a change in focus, we are pausing the EDI Fellowship Program until further notice and will place our effort towards alternative approaches of supporting information management and data...Continue reading
EDI releases beta version of EMLvp
EDI is excited to release a beta version of EMLvp (EML validator and parser). EMLvp is a Python 3 library and command line application that validates and parses Ecological Metadata Language XML...Continue reading
Recent Additions to ezEML
We're continually enhancing and improving our online ezEML application. Here are some recent noteworthy additions.Continue reading
"Robot" Based Events are No Longer Recorded in the Audit Event Log
As of 23 November 2022, the EDI data repository no longer registers "robot"-based events in the Audit "event log" database table. This planned omission aims to reduce the growth of the "event log"...Continue reading