Data Centers for DOE Data Explorer
The following list identifies key data centers and online data repositories funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. There are other centers and online repositories you may want to know about. They are listed on the Data Centers and Repositories Related to DOE page.
- Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Data Center (AFDC)
- This online center, funded by DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, is a collection of information on alternative fuels and the vehicles that use them. Alternative fuels described here are those defined by the Energy Policy Act of 1992, including biodiesel, electricity, ethanol, hydrogen, natural gas, and propane.
- Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Data Centers
- ARM is a multi-laboratory, interagency program for improved scientific understanding of the fundamental physics related to interactions between clouds and radiative feedback processes in the atmosphere. ARM focuses on obtaining continuous field measurements and providing data products that promote the advancement of climate models. The Office of Science funds this suite of facilities and data centers with locations at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
- Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC)
- CDIAC, which includes the World Data Center for Atmospheric Trace Gases, has served as the primary climate-change data and information analysis center for DOE since 1982. The Office of Science funds CDIAC, which is located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
- Comprehensive Epidemiological Data Resource (CEDR)
- CEDR is DOE's electronic database comprised of health studies of DOE contract workers and environmental studies of areas surrounding DOE facilities. DOE recognizes the benefits of data sharing and supports the public's right to know about worker and community health risks. CEDR provides independent researchers and the public with access to de-identified data collected since the Department's early production years. Current CEDR holdings include more than 76 studies of over 1 million workers at 31 DOE sites. Access to these data is at no cost to the user. CEDR is supported by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
- Controlled Fusion Atomic Data Center (CFADC)
- CFADC's mission is to compile, evaluate, recommend, and disseminate atomic and molecular collision data relevant to fusion energy research and development. Under different names, it has been a data center since 1958. CFADC, located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, is funded by the Office of Science.
- DOE Joint Genome Institute's (JGI) Genome Web Portal
- The JGI makes high-quality genome sequencing data freely available to the greater scientific community through its web portal. Having played a significant role in the federally funded Human Genome Project--generating the complete sequences of Chromosomes 5, 16, and 19--the JGI has now moved on to contributing in other critical areas of genomics research. Funded by the Office of Science, the JGI's Genome Web Portal is maintained at the JGI Production Genomics Facility in Walnut Creek, California.
- National Nuclear Data Center (NNDC)
- The NNDC collects, evaluates, and disseminates nuclear physics data for basic nuclear research and for applied nuclear technologies. Information available comes from the combined efforts of the NNDC, cooperating data centers, and other U.S. and international groups. The Office of Science is the primary funding source for the NNDC at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, New York.
- Renewable Resource Data Center (RReDC)
- The RReDC provides information on several types of renewable energy resources in the United States in the form of publications, data, and maps. An extensive dictionary of renewable energy related terms is also provided. The RReDC is funded by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. It is maintained at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
- U.S. Transuranium and Uranium Registries (USTUR)
- The DOE-funded USTUR is operated by Washington State University in Richland, Washington. Its main product is data and information about the intake, deposition, translocation, retention, and dosimetry of the uranium, plutonium, americium, and thorium (actinide elements) in the human body. Information about the health effects of these radioactive elements in the human body is an additional product.
The DOE Energy Information Administration (EIA) is not listed here as a center for primary research data, but it provides excellent, up-to-date pricing, production, and usage data to the public.