DOE Geothermal Data Repository (DOE-GDR)

Data Provision Instructions for All DOE Geothermal Technologies Office Funds Recipients

As required by DOE Geothermal Technologies Office Funding Opportunity Announcements for Financial Assistance awards, all funds recipients must submit data that is generated by work funded by DOE to the DOE Geothermal Data Repository (DOE-GDR). Within 90 days of receiving an award, the recipient must develop a data plan listing the specific type of data that will be generated as part of each task and project deliverable.

As required by DOE Geothermal Technologies Office Laboratory Annual Operating Plans, all National Laboratories receiving DOE funds must submit data according to these instructions.

Project budgets must include the cost of providing the required data. The data will be made publicly available via the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS) once it has been submitted and accepted into the DOE-GDR system, or if the data is protected or subject to moratorium it will be held in a secure section of the DOE-GDR for the required time period. The Recipient shall follow the steps listed below for data submission.

1. Registration

You must register for an account at the data submission site prior to submitting any data. Registration establishes a user account with ID and password, and authorization to submit data to the DOE-GDR. Visit the DOE-GDR website at https://gdr.openei.org to initiate your account registration and perform all actions associated with data submission. For technical assistance with the registration or data submission interface, contact the DOE-GDR team at GDRHelp@ee.doe.gov.

2. Data Submission

Once registered, you must log into the data submission site https://gdr.openei.org to submit data. You must complete the data submission form, for each data resource (e.g., Excel file, Word document, PDF, or data containment software), including:

  • Provide appropriate metadata and contact information
  • Agree to the data handling terms of the DOE-GDR
  • Specify the release date for any Protected Data (if applicable), consistent with your Intellectual Property Provisions
  • Attach the data

After your data has been submitted, you will not be able to edit it for the duration of the review and curation process. It is recommended that you retain a copy of the submitted data. For information and assistance concerning preparation of data files, metadata, unique data requirements and the data curation process, contact the DOE-GDR Team at GDRHelp@ee.doe.gov.

3. Protected Data

Data submitted to the DOE-GDR and identified as "Protected Data" are subject to the terms and conditions set forth in your Intellectual Property Provision incorporated into your Award. During the period prior to the public release date, Protected Data are held in a secure data store with restricted access pursuant to the Intellectual Property Terms and Conditions. All other submitted data will be made publically available once accepted into the DOE-GDR system.

4. Cancellation or Resubmission

You may cancel a submission at any time prior to public release. Cancellation will terminate the curation process and remove any copies of the originally submitted data from the system. If you wish to edit data or metadata after submission, you will need to cancel and resubmit.

Specific questions pertaining to your award should be addressed to the DOE Technical Project Officer.

Data Provision Summary Website Contact
Registration https://gdr.openei.org GDRHelp@ee.doe.gov
Data submission https://gdr.openei.org GDRHelp@ee.doe.gov
General information about the DOE Geothermal Data Repository and the National Geothermal Data System www.geothermal.energy.gov Arlene Anderson at U.S. DOE Geothermal Technologies Office
arlene.anderson@ee.doe.gov