The Astromaterials Data Archive is the primary NASA-sponsored archive for laboratory analysis of returned samples. Researchers can publish and archive astromaterials sample data and openly share their data in compliance with Open Data policies of funding agencies and publishers. Dataset files can be easily submitted via a web interface and can be kept under moratorium for up to two years. The repository links the datasets to related publications and NASA award numbers and uses policies in compliance with the EarthChem Library.

What to contribute

We welcome contributions of a broad range of extraterrestrial data, including but not limited to, compositional data for samples of lunar rocks, meteorites, minerals, melt and fluid inclusions, and more; geochemical synthesis datasets; geochronological data; petrographic descriptions of samples; kinetic data from geochemical and petrological experiments.

You may contribute data in any format, but tabular data must be in .csv, .xls, .xlsx or .txt. We strongly recommend the use of data templates, which expedites dataset publication. Data which does not meet the Astromaterials Data Archive Submission Guidelines takes longer to process or may be rejected.