Please see links below for information on NGDC policies, best practice, NERC grants and data citation routes.

Useful links and downloads

NGDC policy

NGDC terms and conditions

Data value checklist

NERC/UKRI data policy

The BGS has adopted a research data management policy to provide researchers with a structure to help them to manage their research data effectively.

The NGDC has a digital preservation policy to ensure the long-term continuity of digital geoscience data in its care.

Open Government Licence


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For general NGDC enquiries or to arrange a visit, please phone 0115 936 3143 or contact our enquiries team

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