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The Data Commons publishes data to our own repository at as well as external repositories. All data published to CyVerse Curated Data receive a permanent identifier (PID) in the form of a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) or ARK (Archival Resource Key) and are expected to be stable and permanent. Data published to the Community Released folder do not have PIDs, and may be changed or  removed at any time. All data published to the Data Commons is expected to have at least minimal metadata. The sections below provide more information on each type of data publication available through CyVerse. For more details on the range of data sharing options in CyVerse, see the CyVerse Data Policy and Data Commons User Agreement.


Data publication to CyVerse Curated Data a service offered for datasets that are intended to be stable and permanent. For  CyVerse Curated Data, the Data Commons provides landing pages, permanent DOIs or ARKs, and the requirement to include an open data license. Permanent identifiers allow data to have a stable location on the web so that other users can always find them, along with the information that makes them understandable, citable, and reusable.  An open data license is important to allow others to reuse your data, but it does not exclude users from the obligation to correctly cite your data.


When you are ready to publish, see Requesting a Permanent Identifier in the Data Commons the quickstart on how to request a DOI.

Publishing Community Released Data


Currently, the CyVerse users can publish data directly to the NCBI Sequence Read Archive (SRA) and the NCBI Whole Genome Shotgun (WGS) archive. To suggest additional repositories to publish to, contact us.

To submit your files directly from CyVerse to the SRA, see the NCBI Sequence Read Archive (SRA) Submission (Workflow Tutorial).

To submit your files directly from CyVerse to WGS archive, see the NCBI Whole Genome Shotgun (WGS) Submission Tutorial - (currently beta).