Data submission

Submission of data to the Observation Facility Catalogue (OFC)

To enter data about instruments in the Observation Facility Catalogue, you must be logged in and have assigned the role "RI responsible" by the administrator. Please contact the Observing Network Infrastructure Officer to have this role assigned to your account.


More information: How to enter data into the Observation Facility Catalogue (pdf)


Submission of data to the SIOS Data Management System (SDMS)

The SIOS Data Management System relies on the principles of distributed data management. Datasets that are relevant for SIOS, as well as their associated metadata, are managed by several physically distributed data centres and the information from these is collected in a unified catalogue. If you are associated with one of the institutions listed below, please contact the relevant data manager to submit your data. These data will be automatically made accessible through the SIOS Data Access Portal.

Other relevant repositories

  • NIRD Research Data Archive*
    • Recommended for Norwegian institutions that do not have their own repository.
    • Do you already have data stored in the NIRD project area?  Learn how to easily transfer them to the Research Data Archive: NIRD archive user guide.
    • An activity to integrate NIRD RDA with SIOS is ongoing.
    • Get the project identification within PANGAEA to ensure SIOS is able to harvest information.

*Important note: If you store any dataset in NIRD RDA or PANGAEA you need to fill out the metadata form linked below to make them accessible through the SIOS data access portal. If you have further questions, please contact

Your data are already stored in a repository not listed above?

Please contact us or fill in the METADATA COLLECTION FORM.


If you have problems in choosing an appropriate repository, please contact us. We will help you to make your data available!