Data Commons

A cloud-based resource for searchable, discoverable, computable, and reusable data. 


The Data Commons is CyVerse's commitment to supporting open, reproducible science and the FAIR data principles by enabling users to access create, manage, curate, publish, discover, and reuse data on the Data Store. Unlike most repositories, where data can become stagnant and siloed from other cyberinfrastructure services, data in the Data Commons is easily accessible for analysis in any of the CyVerse platforms, such as the Discovery Environment, Atmosphere, or Science APIs.

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Furthermore, the Data Commons not only provides ways to publish data, but supports data management throughout the data life cycle, both pre- and post-publication. This includes championing activities like the use of ontologies and community standards in metadata, enhanced data search based on full-text indexing, and research project management. 

Review the Data Commons User Agreement and the CyVerse Data Policy to get a full view of how you can manage your data in CyVerse and to learn about the different options for publishing data through CyVerse.

Getting Started

Key Features

  • No user account needed to browse or download public data

  • Helps make your data more FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable)

  • Facilitates Open Science practices

  • Provides CyVerse Curated Data that are stable and have been issued a permanent Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and also Community Released Data that are managed by community members and may or may not be stable or permanent

  • Ability to publish your data to the Data Commons Portal or to NCBI (SRA or WGS)