Research Data

Publishing and find

The library cooperates with groups at the GFZ and other institutes to publish research data. If you want to publish research data on our platform, we are happy to support you and inform you about new developments. Our focus is on publishing research data on our platform GFZ Data Service and the allocation of DOIs at Datacite.

The published data packages are assigned a unique Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) analogous to the text publication and can thus be cited persistently.

In addition, we offer information on data journals such as Earth System Science Data (ESSD), Scientific Data (nature) or the Earth and Space Sciences.

If you are interested or have further questions, please contact GFZ Data Services:

Find research data

Research data are an elementary part of scientific working in the geosciences. Within the last years, guiding principles and practices have been developed and we work on the basis of these principles.

According to the FAIR principles data should be "Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable".

Here are some information about geoscientific data repositories, data journals, NFDI4Earth, FID-GEO and COPDESS here:


We take part in NFDI4Earth.


Specialised Information Service for Geosciences


The Coalition for Publishing Data in the Earth and Space Sciences (COPDESS) connects Earth and space science publishers and data facilities to help translate the aspirations of open, available, and useful data from policy into practice.