National Tibetan Plateau/Third Pole Environment Data Center Named Recommended Repository

National Tibetan Plateau/Third Pole Environment Data Center (TPDC) was certified as a recommended repository by Scientific Data and Springer Nature in July 2020, making it the first certified data repository in China.

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National Tibetan Plateau/Third Pole Environment Data Center (TPDC) was certified as a recommended repository by Scientific Data and Springer Nature in July 2020, making it the first certified data repository in China.

Data portal for National Tibetan Plateau/Third Pole Environment Data Center (http://data.tpdc.ac.cn/en/)

As the data sharing platform of Third Pole Environment (TPE), TPDC is a reliable in situ, remote sensing and model output data repository for global Third Pole research. It integrates and shares Third Pole data resources, particularly those obtained through the Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition and Research (STEP), a TPE related science project. TPDC has already shared more than 2,500 datasets, covering geography, atmospheric science, cryospheric science, hydrology, ecology, geology, geophysics, natural resource science, social economy, and other fields.

TPDC complies with the “findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR)” principle, and has adopted measures to protect intellectual property rights by giving credit to data providers. Each published dataset is assigned a digital object identifier (DOI) to facilitate data citation and tracking. TPDC provides online and offline data download services using the TPDC Data Sharing Portal (https://data.tpdc.ac.cn/en/).

Xiaolei Niu

Associate Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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