PAGES data guidelines

Beginning with its early community synthesis products, PAGES has developed an understanding of the challenges and opportunities in research that involves data discovery, synthesis, and analysis. PAGES continues to facilitate the development of community-based, data-intensive synthesis products, and promotes data stewardship within its constituency. Several databases have been developed by PAGES-sponsored activities and are used widely, and many others are under construction. PAGES also works with the NOAA Paleoclimatology (World Data Service for Paleoclimatology) and other primary paleodata archives to develop data-product services and ensure long-term archiving of data.

Read PAGES' Data guidelines here.

Learn more about PAGES' Data Stewardship Integrative Activity here.

Where should I deposit my data?

We recommend (request for PAGES activities) that all new data produced are deposited with an archive of the ICSU-World Data System (WDS). For paleodata, the primary WDS archives are:

NOAA/NCEI Paleoclimatology


Neotoma Database

We also recommend the use of International Geo Sample Numbers (IGSNs), where appropriate. The IGSN is a persistent identifier that allows tracking a sample through its history.