The FEMC Data Archive houses hundreds of research and monitoring projects and datasets related to forest ecosystems in the northeastern US. Search or click on a theme below to start exploring.

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About the Archive


The FEMC data archive is built using the latest standards in data sharing and preservation. FEMC staff and cooperators have worked with the Research Data Alliance, the Earth Science Information Partnership, and DataONE to build a robust and secure data archive infrastructure. In addition to adopting recommendations and contributing to these communities, FEMC uses the Ecological Metadata Language standard for its metadata documents, implements Open Geospatial Consortium standards for spatial data, and utilizes the Integrated Taxonomic Information System for documenting taxonomic data.

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Data Access Policy

Data published through the FEMC system are licensed by the individual publishing the data. Publishers can choose from a range of options, from sharing just descriptive information about the data to providing free use of the data with no restrictions. The FEMC utilizes the Creative Commons scheme for licensing data, with a few additional options, including by-request availability and description-only availability. Find out more information in our Data Policy.

Contribute data


The FEMC data archive offers both a long-term archiving platform and the cyberinfrastructure to share and explore data. Benefits of contributing include:

  • Helps you meet granting agency requirements for the storage and dissemination of publicly-funded data
  • Increases the visibility of your research through the tracking and citation of data
  • Stores your data securely and in perpetuity
  • Allows for user-driven control of project data and sharing

Interested in archiving data? Jump right in by requesting an account, and follow this guide to get started!

Data management

The FEMC has created an easy-to-use data management template for researchers to include in grant proposals.

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