Data Centers and Repositories Related to DOE
The list on the DOE Data Centers page identified key data centers and online repositories that are funded entirely by the Department of Energy. The listings on this page are different because they are:
- Funded by other entities but located at DOE facilities
- Centers or repositories only partially funded by DOE
- DOE online data repositories or DOE groups that play "center-like" roles because of their focus on gathering, analyzing, and disseminating data
- ORNL Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) for Biogeochemical Dynamics
- The ORNL DAAC is funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and contains data files from NASA-sponsored research. It is physically located, however, at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
- Atomic Mass Data Center (AMDC)
- The Atomic Mass Data Center website is maintained by G. Audi (CSNSM Orsay, France) and hosted in the U.S. by the National Nuclear Data Center at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton New York.
- World Radiation Data Centre's Online Archive
- This NREL-located subset of data from the World Radiation Data Center in Russia contains all available solar radiation data measurements for over 1000 sites worldwide from 1964 to 1993.
- This online repository for nuclear mass information allows nuclear researchers to upload their own mass values, store then, share them with colleagues, and, in turn, visualize and analyze the work of others. The Resources link provides access to published information or tools on other websites. The Contributions page is where users will find software, documents, experimental mass data sets, and theoretical mass models that have been uploaded for sharing with the scientific community. The repository is jointly funded by DOE and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA).
- SWERA (Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Data)
- The SWERA Programme provides easy access to credible renewable energy data to stimulate investment in, and development of, renewable energy technologies. The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) started in 2001 to advance the large-scale use of renewable energy technologies by increasing the availability and accessibility of high-quality solar and wind resource information. SWERA began as a pilot project with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and managed by the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) in collaboration with more than 25 partners around the world. Its expanded mission is to provide high quality information on renewable energy resources for countries and regions around the world, along with the tools needed to apply these data in ways that facilitate renewable energy policies and investments. DOE and, in particular, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, has been a functioning partner from the beginning.
DOE online repositories or DOE groups that play "center-like" roles because of their focus on gathering, analyzing, and disseminating data
- Coherent X-ray Imaging Data Bank (CXIDB)
- CXIDB is an open repository for CXI experimental data. It is fairly new and small in content size, but its mission is to serve as an archival place for experimental data that might otherwise be lost when a project is over, to make the data more available to the CXI community, and to facilitate the development of a standardized file format for CXI data.
- The Gauge Connection
- The Gauge Connection is an online archive for lattice QCD, a repository of gauge configurations made freely available to the research community. A “gauge ensemble” is a Markov Chain Monte Carlo dataset containing random space-time configurations of the chromo-electromagnetic field. Each of the more than 44,000 data files contains one or more chains. These chains constitute the basic data structure for Lattice QCD computations. The archive is hosted at NERSC and contains contributions from the Columbia QCDSP collaboration, the MILC collaboration, and others.
- National Geothermal Data System (NGDS)
- The National Geothermal Data System (NGDS) is a DOE-funded distributed network of databases and data sites. Much of the risk of geothermal energy development is associated with exploring for, confirming and characterizing the available geothermal resources. The overriding purpose of the NGDS is to help mitigate this up-front risk by serving as a central gateway for geothermal and relevant related data as well as a link to distributed data sources. Assessing and categorizing the nation's geothermal resources and consolidating all geothermal data through a publicly accessible data system will support research, stimulate public interest, promote market acceptance and investment, and in turn the growth of the geothermal industry.
- Radiation Chemical Data Center (RCDC), Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory
- This small center is supported by the Division of Chemical Sciences, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, in DOE's Office of Science. RCDC’s compilation of data has emphasized the collection and review of reaction rate and associated property data for transient radicals, radical ions and excited states in solution. These data largely result from the techniques of pulse radiolysis and flash photolysis and related methods which have produced a large body of information on short-lived transients.
- OpenEnergyInfo Data Repository
- OpenEI is a platform to connect the world's energy data. It is a linked open data platform bringing together energy information to provide improved analyses, unique visualizations, and real-time access to data. It is sponsored by DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE) and developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). OpenEI follows guidelines set by the White House's Open Government Initiative, which is focused on transparency, collaboration, and participation. OpenEI strives to provide open access to this energy information, with the ultimate goal of spurring creativity and driving innovation in the energy sector.
- Particle Data Group (PDG) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
- The PDG is an international collaboration that reviews Particle Physics and related areas of Astrophysics, and compiles/analyzes data on particle properties. PDG products are distributed to 30,000 physicists, teachers, and other interested people. The Review of Particle Physics is the most cited publication in particle physics during the last decade. The PDG is funded by DOE and by the science agencies of the other countries involved in the collaboration.
- T-2 Nuclear Information Service at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
- This service is run by Group T-16 (Nuclear Physics) of the Theoretical Division of LANL. The Group concentrates on nuclear modeling, nuclear data, cross sections, nuclear masses, ENDF, NJOY data processing, nuclear astrophysics, radioactivity, radiation shielding, data for medical radiotherapy, data for high-energy accelerator applications, data and codes for fission and fusion systems, and more.
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 arena.