The Environmental Data Initiative is an NSF-funded project meant to accelerate curation and archive of environmental data, emphasizing data from projects funded by the NSF DEB.  Programs served include Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB), Organization for Biological Field Stations (OBFS), Macrosystems Biology (MSB), and Long Term Ecological Research (LTER).

For general information, please email at info@environmentaldatainitiative.org, and for technical support or to report a problem, please email at support@environmentaldatainitiative.org.

EDI on Slack

Please join us on our Slack site by sending us an email to request an invitation. Slack is great for asking questions, requesting support, or just dropping in for some good conversation. For those of you who are familiar with IRC (Internet Relay Chat), Slack is IRC on steroids.


A Brief History and Infrastructure Overview of the Environmental Data Initiative The Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) began in the summer of 2016 as a collaboration between two US National Science Foundation (NSF) grants, one awarded to the University of Wisconsin (UW) named NIMO and the other to the University of New Mexico (UNM) for PASTA+… Continue reading EDI

EDI Partners

Data archived in the EDI repository can be searched at: EDI is registered with: Main organizations publishing data in EDI Collaborators


  Are my data appropriate for the EDI repository? The EDI repository houses ecological/environmental data. Data types typically found in the repository include: observational data, experimental data, data used in a scientific article, synthesis data, and model outputs. However, storage space is not unlimited and we ask that you contact us to let us know… Continue reading FAQ

EDI Code of Conduct

The Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) is an NSF funded project helping to accelerate the curation and archive of environmental data. We operate and maintain a reliable, registered, and certified trustworthy data repository for ecological research data. EDI provides training on the data archiving process as well as data management best practices through events such as… Continue reading EDI Code of Conduct


The EDI team consists of highly motivated and experienced data practitioners, software developers, and research scientists.


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