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About DOE Data Explorer

The DOE Data Explorer (DDE) is the Office of Scientific and Technical Information's (OSTI) search tool for finding DOE-funded, publicly available, scientific data submitted by data centers, repositories, and other organizations funded by the Department. DDE includes data Project, data Collection, and individual Dataset records.

A data Project is a scientific research group, data center, user facility, or other DOE-funded endeavor that is creating research data. A data Collection is a package of related datasets with a DOI for the entire collection. A Dataset is a single instance of data whose boundaries have been defined by the data submitter, with a DOI associated. The data themselves reside at national laboratories, data centers, user facilities, colleges and universities, or other websites.

Use Search functionalities to discover publicly available, DOE-funded data resources. For more information about DDE or its content please visit our FAQs or contact us.


Datasets and Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)

OSTI is a member of and a registering agency for DataCite, giving OSTI the authority to assign Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to datasets submitted by DOE and its contractors or grantees. The assigning and registration of a DOI for DOE-funded datasets is a free service provided by OSTI to enhance DOE's management of this important resource. See DOE Data ID Service page for more information about DOIs for data.


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