Welcome to the ESA Data Registry. This is a publicly accessible registry
describing scientific data sets on ecology and the environment. The
data sets registered here are associated with articles published in the
journals of the Ecological Society of America. They are registered here
in order to facilitate communication and data sharing by scientists. See
individual registry entries for citation information as well as usage rights.
You can use the '%' character as a wildcard in your searches (e.g., '%biodiversity%' would locate any phrase with the word biodiversity embedded within it).
Browse all existing data sets by title. This operation can be slow as the number of entries in the registry grows.
View and query the geographic coverages of the data sets.
The ESA Data Registry form is for registering data sets associated with articles published in the journals of the Ecological Society of America. Other Ecological data sets can be registered with the Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity (KNB).
Steps for registering an ESA data set
Step 1: Create an Account
Create an account by registering with the KNB. Many scientists will already have accounts in the KNB, especially those from institutions like NCEAS and LTER. If you already have an account please use that existing account rather than creating a new one.Step 2: Login
Login to the ESA Registry website with the account you created. Fill out the ESA Data Registry Form.Step 3: Register Data
Fill out the ESA Data Registry Form. A page titled "Success" will appear when the form has been successfully submitted.Step 4: Look for Feedback
After you submit, watch for e-mail sent by the ESA moderator regarding whether your data set has been accepted.
About the Registry
This project is a cooperative effort of the Ecological Society of America and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS). The Data Registry is based on software developed by the Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity (KNB), and houses metadata that are compliant with Ecological Metadata Language (EML). Consequently, data found in this registry also are accessible from the larger collection of data found in the Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity (KNB).